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a·lac·ri·ty  audio  (-lkr-t) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. Cheerful willingness; eagerness.
  2. Speed or quickness; celerity.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin alacrits, from alacer, lively

OTHER FORMS:
a·lacri·tous  (-ts) KEY (Adjective)


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