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Alacrity

Pronunciation: [ uh-lak-ri-tee ]


Definition: noun

cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness

Origin: 1500; Latin


Etymology: from Latin alacritas, from alacer ‘brisk’


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • alertness

  • avidity

  • briskness

  • cheerfulness

  • eagerness

  • enthusiasm

  • expedition

  • fervor

  • gaiety

  • hilarity

Example: We accepted the invitation to the neighbor's festive Halloween party with alacrity.

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