I'd like to say something like "My enthusiasm declined after I read the news", but I'm not sure decline goes well with enthusiasm. Is there a better alternative? Or is decline just fine?
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"Declined" is a verb that is often used with numbers, eg the stock market declined. To my ears, it sounds out of place.
I would suggest "sank" or "waned" or "deflated".