Sunday, 1st June 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Noun )
Pronunciation : alα-kri-tee
1. promptness or eager and speedy readiness
2. cheerful willingness
3. liveliness and eagerness
Early 16th century - Latin alacritas - alacer - lively
eagerness, enthusiasm, readiness, quickness, promptness, speed, swiftness, rapidity, keenness, zeal, liveliness
sluggishness, apathy, aversion, disinclination, dullness, indifference, reluctance, slowness, unwillingness
Strickland was glad to show me her children and she accepted my invitation with alacrity.
AMBITION is like choler : which is an humor that maketh men active, earnest, full of alacrity and stirring, if it be not stopped.
In time of war the poor are accustomed to show no alacrity without they have provisions found them; when they have, then indeed they are willing to fight.
We accepted the invitation with alacrity.
alacritous : Adjective
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