brisk «brihsk», adjective, verb.
1. quick and active; lively: »

A brisk walk brings him home from work in ten minutes.

SYNONYM(S): nimble, spry.
2. keen; sharp: »

brisk weather.

3. agreeably sharp to the taste; effervescent (as opposed to flat): »

a brisk young wine.

4. sharp to the taste; keen: »

Ginger has a brisk flavor.

5. strong or violent: »

a brisk breeze.

–v.t., v.i.
to make or become brisk: »

Modestine brisked up her pace (Robert Louis Stevenson).

[perhaps varient of brusque]
brisk´ly, adverb.
brisk´ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.