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16 terms

Word Smart (long and short)

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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