Word Smart (long and short)

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16 terms

Abridge

to shorten, to condense

Augment

to make bigger, to add to, to increase

Brevity

briefness

Chronic

constant, lasting a long time, usually associated with something negative

Circuitous

roundabout, rambling, indirect

Circumlocution

an indirect or evasive expression; wrdiness

Concise

brief and to the point

Copious

abundant, plentiful

Curtail

to shorten, to cut short

Laconic

using few words almost to the point of rudeness

Perfunctory

careless and without enthusiasm

Ponderous

so massive as to be clumsy or heavy; so long as to be dull (speeches and ideas)

Profuse

flowing, extravagant

Protract

to prolong, to lengthen

Provisional

conditional, temporary, tentative

terse

using no unnecessary words, very succinct

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