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brevity
shortness
admire the ___________ of the speech
comport
to conduct or bear oneself, behave
____________ themselves with dignity
concise
expressing much in a few words
put your ideas into a ___________ statement
demure
sober or serious in manner
attracted by her ____________ smile
deprecitation
a lessening in value; a belitting
computed the annual _______________ in value of the property
deteriorate
to lower in quality or value
watched his health _______________
divulge
to tell, reveal
_____________ our secret formula to no one
enlightened
free from ignorance and false ideas
an _______________ attitude
forestall
to prevent by acting first
____________ an argument
garble
to distory in such a way as to make unitelligible
confuse us with a ___________ report
proponent
one who puts forward a proposal
a _____________ of tax reform
quaver
to shake, tremble
a voice that ___________ with anger
recoil
to spring back, shrink
____________ at the sound of the shot
recoup
to make up for, regain
a scheme to ________ his lost fortune
reek
an unpleasant smell
clothes that ________ of tobacco
relentless
unyielding, harsh, without pity
a _______________ pursuit of excellence
rivulet
a small steam
dipped my toe in the ___________
squander
to spend foolishly, waste
_____________ a fortune on gambling
staccato
detached or disconnected in sound or style
________________ bursts from a machine gun
statute
a law
a ____________ passed by the legislature