GRE Word List


promptness in response : cheerful readiness

The meaning of the word alacrity is promptness in response : cheerful readiness.

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benedictionthe invocation (see invocation
eulogistica commendatory oration or writing especially in honor of one deceased
intrinsicbelonging to the essential nature or constitution of a thing
refractoryresisting control or authority : stubborn
jurisdictionthe power, right, or authority to interpret and apply the law
parochialof or relating to a church parish
tactfulhaving or showing tact
criteriaa standard on which a judgment or decision may be based
parvenuone that has recently or suddenly risen to an unaccustomed position of wealth or power and has not yet gained the prestige, dignity, or manner associated with it