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laconic (adj)
brief, using few words
Spartans were intense soldiers
succinct (adj)
very clear and brief
brusque (adj)
rudely abrupt
brev
abridge (v)
shorten text
brev
brevity (n)
having clear way of expression
brev
ity
schism (n)
a political/religious division
cis
incisive (adj)
having knowledge/wisdom
in
cis
judicious
showing sound judgement
jud-ious
adjudicate (V)
to hear and judge a case
jud-ate
astute (adj)
shrewed;keen
perjure (v)
to lie under oath
per-jur

adjure v.
to command solemnly
ad-jur
acumen n.
keenness of judgment
acus
allegation n.
a formal accusation
ad-legare
grandiloquent adj.
speaking in pompous manner
grand-loqu-ent
garrulous adj.
talkative
pontificate v.
to speak pompously
pontifex
discursive adj.
straying from the topic
dis-curs
euphemism n.
the subsitution of an inoffensive term for an offensive one
eu-pheme
ingratiate v.
to put oneself in good favor with another
in-grat
gratis adj.
free of charge
grat
euphoria n.
a feeling of extreme happiness
eu
euphonious n.
sweet sounding
eu-phon
amorphous
lacking shape, changeable in form
a-morph
mercurial adj.
erratic, subject to wild changes in character
from the speedy god mercury
fickle adj.
likely to change opinion unpredictably
vacillate v.
to change ones mind repeatedly
revamp v.
to revise
re
vacuous adj.
lacking substance
vac
prosaic adj.
unimaginative, ordinary
unanimous adj.
in full agreement
un-anima
equanimity n.
the quality of being even tempered
equa-anima
magnanimous adj.
noble of heart, generous, forgiving
magna-anima
sanguine adj.
cheerfully optimistic
sanguis
phlegmatic adj.
sluggish
choleric adj.
easily angered
choler-ic
recalcitrant adj.
stubbornly resistant to authority
re-calcitrare
splenetic adj.
irritable, easily angered
splen
querulous adj.
disposed to complaining
dolorous adj.
marked by or expressive of sorrow or pain
dolor
animosity adj.y
hostility,
animosus
pusillanimous adj.
cowardly
pusillus-anima
lassitude n.
feeling of weakness or listlessness
spurious adj.
fake; counterfeit
guile n.
trickery; deceit
beguile v.
to deceive with charm
strategem n.
a deceitful scheme
il
surreptitious adj.
deceptive; sneaky
sub-rapere
duplicity n.
deceit; hypocritical deception
duplit
specious adj.
false; but plausible
specere
furitive adj.
secretive; sneaky
fallacious adj.
deceptive; false
fallacia-ious
rapacious adj.
greedy; ravenous
rapere-ious
transient adj.
fleeting; short lived
transire
ephemeral adj.
short lived
hemera
capricious adj.
whimsical; impulsive
extemporaneous adj.
done with little or no practice
anachronism
something out of place in time
ana-chronos
transitory adj.
lashing for a short time
transitus
superfluous adj.
beyond what is necessary or sufficient
super-fluere
interminable adj.
never ending
in-term
protracted adj.
prolonged; extended in time
pro-tract
calumny n.
slander; false accusation
diatride
malicious criticism or abuse
dia-tribein
caustic adj.
sarcastic
repudiate
to cast off publicaly
derogatory
belittling
de
disparage v.
to belittle; to demean
dis-parage
impugn v.
to attack as untrue; to refute by argument
in-pugn
malediction n,
a curse
mal-dictus
denigrate v.
to attack the character of
harangue n.
a long, critical, pompous speech
pejorative adj.
tending to make worse
pejor
slander n.
comments that injure another's reputation
scandalum
sanctimonious adj.
falsely pious or self righteous
sanctus
sacrosanct adj.
profoundly sacred
sacer-sanctus
sacrilegious adj.
grossly irreverent; disrespectful of something sacred
sacer
revere v.
to regard with honor and devotion
re-vereri
pious adj.
showing religious reverence
deference n.
respect for the wishes of others
de-ferre
venerable adj.
worthy of respect
venus
consecrate v.
to declare to be holy
saver
disparage v.
to belittle; to demean
dis-parage
impugn v.
to attack as untrue; to refute by argument
in-pugn
malediction n,
a curse
mal-dictus
denigrate v.
to attack the character of
harangue n.
a long, critical, pompous speech
pejorative adj.
tending to make worse
pejor
slander n.
comments that injure another's reputation
scandalum
sanctimonious adj.
falsely pious or self righteous
sanctus
sacrosanct adj.
profoundly sacred
sacer-sanctus
sacrilegious adj.
grossly irreverent; disrespectful of something sacred
sacer
revere v.
to regard with honor and devotion
re-vereri
pious adj.
showing religious reverence
deference n.
respect for the wishes of others
de-ferre
venerable adj.
worthy of respect
venus
consecrate v.
to declare to be holy
saver