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christophera commented on the list christophera-s-words
xenagia, plural noun. From the Greek xenogia, meaning mercenary army or foreign legion, and xenos, other. A large body of soldiers, typically over 1000, not native to the land they fight for.
December 13, 2006
christophera commented on the word alacrity
alacrity, noun. From the Latin alacritas, meaning promptitude, and alacer, lively. Similar in meaning to its synonyms velocity and celerity, all three mean quickness in action or movement. Alacrity stresses promptness in response to a suggestion or command, cheerful and eager willingness, appropriate quickness, and in general the beginning of fast movement.
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