a ______ and superficial enthusiasm

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"Only a ______ and superficial enthusiasm would urge us to blindly embrace change which may endanger the peace."
(from an exam paper)

A. puerile B. stalwart

The answer is A, but why is B wrong? :confused: Thank you :)

Annie grinned, both cheered and buoyed by his stalwart enthusiasm. (A Cowboy Kind of Daddy)

Heartfelt thanks to my dear friends and generous supporters Carol and Joe Reich and Cindy and Ollie Curme, for their stalwart enthusiasm and support in this. (Liberation: New Works on Freedom from Internationally Renowned Poets)

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