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Easily understood; intelligible
lucid
Fully and clearly expressed; leaving nothing implied
explicit
Clearness of thought or style; lucidity
clarity
expressing much in few words; clear and succinct
conciseness
short in time, duration, length, or extent
brief
brief and to the point; effectively concise
terse
using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise
laconic
characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse
succinct
terse and energetic in expression; pithy
sententious
strong feeling; enthusiasm or intensity
vigor
effected against resistance through the use of force
forcible
bitingly sarcastic
mordant
penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression
incisive
described in vivid detail
graphic
to arouse the passions of
impassioned
distinct; clear-cut, effective, forceful
trenchant
an instance of being imperfectly known or difficult to understand
obscurity
not clearly understood or expressed
obscure
not clearly expressed; inexplicit
vague
intricate; complex
involuted
to spread about or scatter; disseminate
diffuseness
using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words; wordy
verbose
tediously prolonged; wordy
prolix
to speak or write at leanth and with many digressions
rambling
to draw out or lenthgen in time; prolong
protracted
tending to use, using, or expressed in more words than are necessary to convey meaning
wordy
intricate; complicated
convoluted
lacking vigor, force, or effectiveness; inadequate
feebleness
lacking in imagination and spirit; dull
prosaic
not diversified
unvaried
lacking in substance or completeness; incomplete
sketchy
lacking persuasiveness; unconvincing
weak
immature; childish
puerile
low or lower in quality, value
inferior
inadequate; incompetent
ineffective
obvious to the mind; evident, not elaborate, straightfowrward
plainness
stated or otherwise presented without any effort to soften or disguise; plain
unvarnished
extremely plain in substance; harsh or strict
severe
having no remarkable features, characteristics, or traits; ordinary
commonplace
deficient in originality or creativity
unimaginative
occuring, growing, or settled at widely spaced intervals,; not thick or dense
sparse
grace of style
elegance
to remove flaws from; perfect or complete
polished
simple and harmonious; elegant
classic
showing grace of movement, form, or proportion
graceful
of or exhibiting symmetry
symmetrical
exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or stlye
felicitous
agreement
conformity
commonly encountered; usual
ordinary
boring
bromidic
serving as an illustration; typical, commendable
exemplary
decoration
embellishment
flashy, showy, or florid in style or manner
ornate
grandiloquent expressions
flowery
complex in style or language
turgid
grandiloquent, pompous speech or writing
bombastic
very ornate; flowery
florid
lack of refinement or polish
inelegance
having or exhibiting no sense of propriety or decency
graceless
crudely indecent
vulgar
hard work; a specific task
labored
lacking grace or fluency; labored and dull
ponderous
lacking flavor; insipid
tasteless
dissimilar
unconformity
being the only one of a kind; unique
singular
lacking organization; formless
amorphous
strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd
bizarre
highly exceptional; remarkable
extraordinary
any arful variation from the typical arrangement of words in a sentence
scheme
any artful variation from the typical or expected way a word or idea is expressed
trope
repetiton of the same group of words at the end of successive clauses
anaphora
parallelism used to juxtapose words, phrases, or clauses that contrast
antithesis
omission of conjunctions between related clauses
asyndeton
repetition of the same group of words at the end of successive clauses
epistrophe
repetition of the last word of one clause at the beginning of the following clause
anadiplosis