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alacrity - cheerful promptness without reluctance
bemoan - lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
elated - filled with excited joy and pride; overjoyed; in high spirits; joyful and proud; Ex. elated crowd; V. elate; N. elation
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
chivalrous - courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
vigilant - watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance
disinterested - unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
connotation - suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'