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His speech was usually rambling, but this time I found it brief and _____ .
laconic
expressing much in few words
When _____ by a salesman, my mother always buys something.
accosted
to approach and speak to
Even under repeated questioning, the witness remained_____ .
reticent
silent
A howling _____ of teenage girls surrounded The Beatles.
throng
crowd
The corporal received the Silver Star for his _____ deeds in combat.
intrepid
brave
The _____ contest winner was unable to locate the lucky ticket.
hapless
unfortunate
In a _____ manner she removed her shoes and tiptoed up to her room.
furtive
secret, stealthy
My nephew is quite _____ at making model airplanes.
adroit
skillful
Her _____ of being tired did not fool us for an instant.
pretext
an excuse
I often marvel as I watch the traffic policemen _____ at the onrushing cars.
gesticulate
move the arms energetically
Since my grasp of algebra is _____ , I cannot solve the problem.
rudimentary
elementary
The parakeet refused to be _____ into entering her cage.
cajoled
coax
In reading the satires of Jonathan Swift, one must be vigilant in order to catch each _____ .
nuance
slight variation in meaning, tone, etc.