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GRE Word List


cheerful promptness without reluctance

The meaning of the word alacrity is cheerful promptness without reluctance.

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cardiologistdoctor specializing in ailments of the heart
despondentwithout hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
unfeignedgenuine; real
gesticulationmotion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
filibusterblock legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
palpitatethrob; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
instituteorganization for a special purpose; V: establish
figurativenot literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
sanctionapprove; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance