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brevity

briefness or conciseness in speech or writing; shortness of time or duration

bombastic

using language in a pompous, showy way; speaking to impress others; (of speech, writing, etc.) high-sounding; high-flown; inflated

swagger

to walk around in a proud, showy manner; to boast in a loud manner; to walk in a confident way

mundane

commonplace; ordinary; dull; unimaginative

mollify

to pacify, soothe, or appease; to make less severe or violent; to make (someone) less angry; to calm (someone) down

jocular

liking to be with people, joke around with them, and have fun; liking to tell jokes

pugnacious

eager to fight; belligerent; showing a readiness or desire to argue; combative

altruistic

showing unselfish concern or devotion for others

parsimonious

overly thrifty or miserly; very unwilling to spend money; frugal or stingy

enigma

a riddle or mystery; a puzzling or baffling matter or person; someone or something that is difficult to understand or explain