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(n)shortness
syn: conciseness, terseness, pithiness
ant: verbrosity, long-windedness, prolixity
brevity
(v) to conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement
syn: deport oneself, agree, concur.
comport
(adj) expressing much in a few words
syn: breif, succinct, terse, pithy, to the point
ant:wordy, verbose, long winded, prolix
concise
(adj) sober or serious manner, modest
syn: shy, diffident, sedate, seemly, decorous
ant: bold, forward, assrtive, immodest
demure
(n) a lessening in value, belittling
syn: cheapening, lowering, devaluation
ant:increase, appreciation, enhancement
depreciation
(v) to lower in quality or value; to wear away
syn: worsen, decline, degenerate, debase
ant: improve, fix up, enhance
deteriorate
(v) to tell, reveal, to make public
syn: disclose, impart, spill the beans, "leak"
ant: hide conceal coverup secrete, keep under wraps
divulge
(adj) free from ignorance and false ideas; possesing sound understanding
syn: knowking, informed, aware, cultivated
ant: ignorant, unaware, untaught, benighted
enlightened
(v) prevent from happening first
syn: hinder, thwart, preclude, ward off
forestall
to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible
syn: jumble, scramble, confuse, misrepresent
ant: clarify, elucidate, articulate
garble
(n) one who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief
proponent
(v) to shake, tremble; to trill
quaver
(v) to spring back, shrink (n)the act of springing back
recoil
(v) to make up for, regain
recoup
(n)an upleasant smell;(v) to give off unpleasant smells; to give a strong impression
reek
(adj) unyeilding, harsh, without pity
relentless
(n) a small stream
rivulet
(v) to spend foolishly, to waste
squander
(adj) detached or disconnected in sound or style
staccato
(n) a law
statute