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concise (adj)
brief
Get to the point
con/cis
I wrote concise paper of only two pages in length.
laconic
using few words
cut it down
cis
i made my thesis laconic after my teacher telling me it was too long.
succinct
expressed precisly
make it short
cis
the magazine add was made succict because of the cost of a page.
brusque
abrupt
rude about telling one to stop
brev
Sally's teacher was abrupt when she was accused of cheating.
abridge
cut down
shorten a paper
brev
the social studies teacher decided to abridge his students fifteen page paper that was only supposed to be four.
brevity
cut down text
shortened paper
brev
the brevity paper was a lot more effective in getting Georges ideas down.
judicious (adj)
good judgement
jud
The judicious man surprisingly made a mistake because he crossed the street right in the middle of traffic.

Laura is not exactly a judicious person--she has the worst taste in men and always picks the most awful troublemakers as boyfriends.
adjudicate (v)
to judge
jud

Sam tends to adjucate people she sees in school.
astute
adj
precise
George is usually an astute student when it comes to homework and gets all of his work done as well.
scrutinize

v
carefully examine
scrut

Girls at school scrutinize everyone new who comes.
perjure
v
lie under oath
per

The man promised not to perjure when he was defending his friend in court.
prudent

adj
using good judgement
per

Kathryn promised to be prudent when she went out with her friends but sometimes broke her promises.