Tag Archives: Middle English

Word: spendthrift


Definition: (noun) One who spends money recklessly or wastefully.
Synonyms: scattergood, spend-all, spender
Usage: You talk as if a miser on Monday were always a spendthrift on Tuesday. Discuss.

word: alacrity


Definition: (noun) Cheerful willingness.
Synonyms: briskness, eagerness
Usage: Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart. Discuss.