a.1.Brisk; joyously active; lively.
'T were well if we were a little more alacrious.
- Hammond.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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And just as from the former position to the latter the shift grows easier in time and more alacrious so from the latter to the former the reverse is true.