Alacrity

Definition of Alacrity

A`lac´ri`ty
n.1.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.

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