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laconic (adj)
using few words
succinct (adj)
spoken or written in a clear and precise manner
brusque (adj)
rudely abrupt
concord (n)
a state of harmony
con + cord
congenital (adj)
existing at birth
con + gen
schism (n)
a division into political or religious factions
cis
astute (adj)
shrewd, keen
perjure (v)
to lie underoath
per + jure
prudent (adj)
using good judgment
prudentia
jurisprudence (n)
the science of philosophy of law
jur + prudentia
adjure (v)
to command solemnly, as under oath
ad + jur
acumen (n)
keenness of judgement
acus
allegation (n)
a formal accusation
ad + legare
eloquent (adj)
well spoken
e + loqu
loquacious (adj)
very talkative
loqu + ious
circumlocution (adj)
evasive sepcch; talking around the subject
circum + loqu
grandiloquent (adj)
speaking in a pompous manner
grand + loqu + ent
elocution (n)
expressive delivery of public speech
e + loqu + tion
pontificate (v)
to speak pompously
pontifex
verbose (adj)
wordy
verb + ose
soliloquy (n)
a speech to one's self
discursive (adj)
straying from the topic
dis + curs
benefactor (n)
one who supports or helps another
bene + fact
benediction (n)
an expression of good wishes
bene + dictus
euphemism (n)
the substitution of an inoffensive term for an offensive one
eu + pheme
eulogy (n)
a praising tribute
eu + logia
ingratiate (v)
to put oneself in good favor with another
in + grat
beneficiary (n)
one who receives benefits
bene + fic
gratis (adj)
free of charge
grat
gratify (v)
to please
grat
euphoria (n)
a feeling of extreme happiness
eu
euphonious (n)
sweet sounding
eu + phon
immutable (adj)
unchangeable
im + mut
transmute (v)
to transform
trans + mut
amorphous (adj)
lacking shape, changeable in form
a + morph
mercurial (adj)
subject to wild changes in character
protean (adj)
capable of assuming different forms
fickle (adj)
likely to change opinion unpredictably
vacillate (v)
to change one's mind repeatedly
hackneyed (adj)
overused, trite
vacous (adj)
lacking substance
vac
prosaic (adj)
unimaginative, ordinary
banal (adj)
ordinary, trivial
pedestrian (adj)
commonplace, ordinary
equanimity (n)
the quality of being even tempered
equa + anima
magnanimous (adj)
of noble heart, generous, forgiving
magna + anima
sanguine (adj)
cheerfully optimistic
sanguis
phlegmatic (adj)
sluggish
choleric (adj)
easily angered
choler + ic
splenetic (adj)
irritable, easily angered
splen
querulous (adj)
disposed to complaining
dolorous (adj)
marked by or expressive of sorrow or pain
dolor
pusillanimous (adj)
cowardly
pusillus + anima
lassitude (n)
feeling of weakness or listlessness