|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
1) cheerful readiness or promptness; 2) liveliness
She treated all people with respect, welcomed friends at any hour of the day or night, encouraged and admonished her children, and performed household chores with alacrity.
Related English word: alacritous
Latin root words: alacritas, alacritatis, f. - quickness; eagerness; alacer, alacris - quick, lively