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Brevity
Briefness or conciesness in speech or writing
Concise
using few words in speaking and writing
Laconic
using few words in speech
Pithy
Brief and full of meaning and substance; concise
quiescent
quiet; still; inactive
reticent
not talking much; reserved
succinct
clearly and briefly stated; concise
taciturn
silent; sparing of words; close-mouthed
terse
using only the words that are needed to make the point; very concise
circumlocution
spekaing in circles; roundabout speech; beating around the bush
colloquial
pertaining to common everyday speech; conversational
diffuse
spread out; not concise; wordy
digress
to wander off from the subject or topic spoken about
eloquence
artful ease with speaking; speech that can impact people's feelings; elegance
garrulous
talkative; loquacious
grandiloquent
using big and fancy words when speaking for the purpose of impressing others
loquacious
very talkative; liking to talk; garrulous
prattle
to speak on and on in a senseless and silly manner; to talk foolishly
rant
to talk very loudly, even wildly
rhetorical
relating to speech that is used to persuade or have some effect; insincere in expression
verbose
using too many words; wordy; long-winded
voluble
talking a great deal with ease; glib