A growing assortment of words and definitions used in the Early Modern era. See the Guide for more information.
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To speed up; brighten; to fill with alacrity. Also alacrify. Latin alacris, brisk, lively. Hence alacrative, pertaining, or tending, to alacrity; speeding up; sprightly; also alacrious. William Warner in ALBION'S ENGLAND (1602) spoke of his alacrious intertainments, and upright government.
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