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WOTD      
Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Saturday 15th December 2018
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alacrity (noun) uh-LAK-ri-ti



Promptness, cheerful readiness.

Fortunately a gong sounded at that moment and Bertha sprang up with surprising alacrity and led the way to the dining room, where Randolph was already at the sideboard carving the meat.

Barbara Pym, An Unsuitable Attachment. Amazon

It is the fate of self-help books to become irrelevant with surprising alacrity as popular culture accepts or rejects their tenets, turning them into truisms or absurdities or both.

Melanie Thernstron, The New York Times, 31 December 2006. New York Times

In Britain, I've witnessed my fellow yogis dump partners, ditch careers, swap sexualities, and up sticks and go travelling with an alacrity I've seen among no one else.

Nirpal Dhaliwal, The Guardian, 5 September 2007 Guardian




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