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brevity
(n) shortness
comport
(v) to conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement
concise
(adj) expressing much in a few works
demure
(adj) sober or serious in manner
depreciation
(n) a lessening in value; a belittling
deteriorate
(v) to lower in quality or value; to wear away
divulge
(v) to tell, reveal; to make public
enlightened
(adj) free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding
forestall
(v) to prevent by acting first
garble
(v) to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible
proponent
(n) one who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief
quaver
(v) to shake, tremble; to trill
recoil
(v) to spring back, shrink;
(n) the act of springing back
recoup
(v) to make up for, regain
reek
(n) an unpleasant smell;
(v) to give off unpleasant smells; to give a strong impression
relentless
(adj) unyielding, harsh, without pity
rivulet
(n) a small steam
squander
(v) to spend foolishly, waste
staccato
(adj) detached or disconnected in sound or style
statute
(n) a law