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alacrity


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alacrity  \A*lac"ri*ty\,  n.  [L.  alacritas  fr  alacer  lively, 
  eager,  prob.  akin  to  Gr  ?  to  drive,  Goth.  aljan  zeal.] 
  A  cheerful  readiness,  willingness,  or  promptitude;  joyous 
  activity;  briskness;  sprightliness;  as  the  soldiers  advanced 
  with  alacrity  to  meet  the  enemy. 
 
  I  have  not  that  alacrity  of  spirit,  Nor  cheer  of  mind 
  that  I  was  wont  to  have  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alacrity 
  n  :  liveliness  and  eagerness;  "he  accepted  with  alacrity"  [syn: 
  {briskness}] 




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