Here is today's bonus word, with a link to a sound clip and definition as well as the definition given by my GRE study manual...and several vocabulary sentences made up by yours truly.
alacrity (noun): eager and enthusiastic willingness
- I began the effort with alacrity, but my enthusiasm waned as I realized how few people were willing to help.
- The level of alacrity she demonstrated was encouraging, as we needed a foreman who did not hesitate.
- He had so much alacrity from the start that his movement into management was inevitable.
- There is no task I approach with more alacrity than one involving food preparation for parties.
- As a new attorney, she objected with alacrity, reveling in the use of her hard-earned legal skills to block an unfortunate line of reasoning.
- He was surprisingly helpful and started out with so much alacrity that I had to slow him down in order to keep up myself.
- I would have come to my project with more alacrity if I had not been so exhausted from the last one.
- He felt upstaged by the young interns, who came in with alacrity and ideas on which he had long ago given up but that were now received by the higher-ups with interest.