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Brevity
Shortness of duration. Abbreviation.
Concise
Marked by brevity of expression or statement

Free from all elaboration and superfluous detail

Synonyms: CONCISE, TERSE, SUCCINCT, LACONIC, SUMMARY, PITHY, COMPENDIOUS
Laconic
using or involving the use of a minimum of words

Synonyms: CONCISE
Pithy
Having substance and point : tersely cogent
Quiescent
marked by inactivity or repose : tranquilly at rest

Synonym: LATENT
Reticent
Inclined to be silent or uncommunicative in speech

Synonms: RESERVED, TACIT, RELUCTANT, SILENT
Succinct
Marked by compact precise expression without wasted words

Synonym:CONCISE
Taciturn
Temperamentally disinclined to talk
Terse
Smoothly elegant ( POLISHED)

Devoid of superfluity:
A terse summary

SHORT, BRUSQUE, CONCISE
Timid
Lacking in courage or self-confidence

Lacking in boldness or determination
Stoic
One apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain

Not affected by or showing passion or feeling

synonym: IMPASSIVE
Dogged
1. To hunt, track, or follow like a hound

2. To worry as if by pursuit with dogs : PLAGUE <dogged by his past failures

3. To bother or pester persistently
Fetid
having a heavy offensive smell

synonym: MALODOROUS
Gabby
TALKATIVE, GARRULOUS
Pliable
1. Adjustable to varying conditions PLASTIC

2. Supple enough to bend freely or repeatedly without breaking

3. yielding readily to others : COMPLAISANT
Pious
1. marked by or showing reverence for deity and devotion to divine worship

2.sacred or devotional as distinct from the profane or secular : RELIGIOUS

3. howing loyal reverence for a person or thing : DUTIFUL

4. marked by self-conscious virtue : VIRTUOUS
Reverence
1. honor or respect felt or shown : DEFERENCE; especially : profound adoring awed respect (HONOR)
Subservient
useful in an inferior capacity : SUBORDINATE

synonyms SUBSERVIENT, SERVILE, SLAVISH, OBSEQUIOUS
Servile
of or befitting a slave or a menial position
Temperate
1. marked by moderation: not extreme or excessive (MILD)

2. moderate in indulgence of appetite or desire

3. moderate in the use of alcoholic beverages

4. marked by an absence or avoidance of extravagance, violence, or extreme partisanship

5. having a moderate climate which especially lacks extremes in temperature
Onerous
1. having legal obligations that outweigh the advantages <an onerous contract>

2. involving, imposing, or constituting a burden :
TROUBLESOME, ONEROUS, BURDENSOME, OPPRESSIVE, EXACTING
Trite
Hackneyed or boring from much use : not fresh or original

synonyms HACKNEYED, STEREOTYPED, THREADBARE
Contrite
feeling or showing sorrow and remorse for a sin or shortcoming : a contrite criminal
Imp
1. A small demon : FIEND

2. A mischievous child : URCHIN
Pesty
1. an epidemic disease associated with high mortality; specifically : PLAGUE

2.one that pesters or annoys : NUISANCE
Jaunty
sprightly in manner or appearance : LIVELY
Disputant
one that is engaged in a dispute
Lax
deficient in firmness : not stringent

not tense, firm, or rigid : SLACK

synonym: NEGLIGENT
Martinet
1. a strict disciplinarian

2. a person who stresses a rigid adherence to the details of forms and methods
Zesty
having or characterized by zest : appealingly piquant or lively,exciting, piquancy, relish
Lanky
ungracefully tall and thin
Stool
a seat usually without back or arms supported by three or four legs or by a central
Flabby
lacking resilience or firmness (weak)
Brittle
easily cracked (peanut brittle)