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concise (adj)
brief and to the point
get to the point
con/cis
My two-page paper was too concise for the teacher.
laconic (adj)
disposed to using few words
get to the point
My brother always is very laconic when approaching my grandmother.
succinct (adj)
spoken or written in a clear and precise manner
get to the point
Commericals on T.V. must be very succinct and consise.
brusque (adj)
rudely abrupt
get to the point
brev
The secretary at the desk acted very brusque towards our arrival.
abridge (v)
to shorten a written text
get to the point
brev
Everybody celebrated the new abridged Science textbooks.
brevity (n)
quality of succinct expression
get to the point
brev
At last year's graduation ceremony, the speechs were greatly appreciated for their brevity.
conspire (v)
to plan together secretly to commit an illegal act
get to the point
con
The gangsters of New York were conspiring a grand hiest at a national bank.
concur (v)
to agree
get to the point
con/cur
The doctors concurred that her symptoms displayed signs of strep throat.
concord (n)
a state of harmony
get to the point
con
The two Indian tribes put down their weapons and concorded with one another.
congenital (adj)
existing at birth
get to the point
con
Susie has congenital athletic capabilities.
schism (n)
a division into political or religious factions
get to the point
cis
Will and his mom had a schism over whether or not he could attend the party.
incisive (adj)
having or indicating keen insight
get to the point
cis
The teacher incisively explained the structure for our upcoming paper.