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Brevity
n. briefness or conciseness in speech or writing
Concise
adj. using few words in speaking and writing
Laconic
adj. using few words in speech
Pithy
adj. brief and full of meaning and substance;concise
Quiescent
adj. quiet; still; inactive
Reticent
adj. not talking much; reserved
Succinct
adj. clearly and briefly stated; concise
Taciturn
adj. silent; sparing of words; close-mouthed
Terse
adj. using only the words that are needed to make the point; sometimes to the point of rudeness
Stoic
One who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain
Dogged
Stubbornly persevering; tenacious
Fetid
Having an offensive odor.
Frenetic
Wildly excited or active; frantic; frenzied.
Bifold
adj : capable of being folded into two parts, as with doors that are hinged together
Onerous
Troublesome or oppressive; burdensome.
Contrite
Feeling regret and sorrow for one's sins or offenses; penitent.
Trite
Lacking power to evoke interest through overuse or repetition; hackneyed.
Jaunty
Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.
Disputant
Engaged in dispute or argument.
Martinet
A rigid military disciplinarian.
One who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules
Yeoman
An attendant, servant, or lesser official in a royal or noble household.
Zesty
having an agreeably pungent taste
Imp
A mischievous child.
A small demon.
Lanky
Tall, thin, and ungainly
Sprightly
Full of spirit and vitality; lively; brisk.