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

[Latin alacritās, from alacer, lively.]

a·lac′ri·tous (-təs) adj.
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Adj.1.alacritous - quick and eageralacritous - quick and eager; "an alacritous response to the invitation"
fast - acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"
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