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brevity
shortness
comport
to conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement
concise
expressing much in a few words
demure
sober or serious in manner
depreciation
a lessening in value
deterioration
to lower in quality or value
divulge
to tell, reveal; to make public
enlightened
free from ignorance and false ideas
forestall
to prevent by acting
garble
to distort in such a way as t omake unintelligible
proponent
one eho puts forward a proposal- supprt a cause or belief
quaver
to shake, tremble; to trill
recoil
to spring back
recoup
to make up for
reek
an unpleasent smell or to give off umpleasent smells
relentless
unyeilding, harsh, without pity
rivulet
a small stream
squander
to spend foolishly, waste
staccato
detached or disconnected in style or sound
statute
a law