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concise (adj.)
brief and to the point
con, cis
The speech was concise and to the point.
Laconic (adj.)
using few words
spartans
Spartans are laconic.
succinct (adj.)
spoken or written in a clear and precise manner
cis
It is smart to be succinct when making a commercial.
brusque (adj.)
rudely abrupt
brev
The old man was brusque and impatient.
abridge (v.)
to shorten a written text
brev
The paper was a couple pages long before the teacher abridged it to meet the maximum requirement.
brevity (n.)
quality of succinct expression
brev
Speeches are normally not known for their brevity, but this one surprisingly was.