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Concise (a)
brief/to the point
Get to the point
Con-
Cis-
It is helpful to write concisely.
Laconic (a)
using few words
Get to the point
Spartans
I was laconic when speaking to her.
Succinct (a)
clearly spoken or written
Cis-
The story was succinct and to the point.
Brusque (a)
rudely abrupt
Get to the point
Brev-
She was brusque and angry when she spoke to me.
Abridge (v)
to shorten a written text
Get to the point
Brev-
The story was avbridged by 500 pages.
Brevity (n)
quality of expression
Brev-
The speech was known for its brevity and clever phrases.
Conspire (v)
to plan together secretly
Con-
We conspired a plan to be able to go shopping.
Concur (v)
to agree
Con-
I concur with the new laws.
Concord (n)
an agreement/state of harmony
Con-
Cur-
The concord of the new law was written clearly.
Congenital (a)
existing at birth
Con-
The autism was congenital at birth with the newborn.
Schism (n)
a division
Cis-
There was a new schism at the church.
Incisive (a)
having keen insight
Cis-
She was incisive about the new political leaders.
Judicious (a)
showing good judgment
Think before you judge
jud-
She was judicious about going out with the boy.
Adjudicate (v)
to judge a case
Think before you judge
jud-
She adjudicated the problem between the girls.
Astute (a)
keen
Think before you judge
He was an astute investigator at the site of the bank robbery.
Scrutinize (v)
to examine carefully
Think before you judge
Before buying a house, scrutinize every room.
Perjure (v)
to lie under an oath
Think before you judge
Jur-
He lied in the court room, perjuring himself to stay of of trouble.
Prudent (a)
using good judgement
Think before you judge
She was prudent when she went out at night.
Jurisprudence (n)
the study of law
Think before you judge
Jur-
She had jurisprudence in order to be a professor at college.
Jurisdiction (n)
the sphere of control or authority
Think before you judge
Jur-
The jurisdiction set the rules for the people in the court room.
Adjure (v)
to command or request solemnly
Think before you judge
Jur-
I adjure you to tell the truth.
Adjudge (v)
to determine based upon law
Think before you judge
Jud-
She adjudged the disagreement because she had knowledge of the law.
Acumen (n)
keenness of judgement
Think before you judge
The acumen was correct because she was pleaded guilty.
Inscrutable (a)
beyond comprehension
Think before you judge
Scrut-
The statement was inscrutable and hard to believe.
Allegation (n)
a formal accusation
The allegation or charge was pressed against the criminal.