alacrity

[uh-lak-ri-tee]
noun
1.
cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: We accepted the invitation with alacrity.
2.
liveliness; briskness.

Origin:
1500–10; < Latin alacritās, equivalent to alacri(s) lively + -tās- -ty2

alacritous, adjective
unalacritous, adjective


1. eagerness, keenness; fervor, zeal. 2. sprightliness, agility.
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alacrity (əˈlækrɪtɪ)
 
n
liveliness or briskness
 
[C15: from Latin alacritās, from alacer lively]
 
a'lacritous
 
adj

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alacrity
c.1500, from L. alacritatem (nom. alacritas) "liveliness," from alacer (gen. alacris) "cheerful, brisk, lively;" cognate with Goth. aljan "zeal," O.E. ellen, O.H.G. ellian.
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Example sentences
They would rush to the spot with alacrity, and ask only to be told what to do.
There's also a battle mode in the game, the object being to whack the other
  players with speed and alacrity.
Whether improvised or remembered, the retort certainly shows intellectual
  alacrity.
They informed me that my application had been received and would be reviewed
  with all due alacrity.
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