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Brevity (n)


Comport (v)

To conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement

Concise (adj)

Expressing much in a few words

Demure (adj)

Sober or serious in manner, modest

Depreciation (n)

A lessening in value; a belittling

Deteriorate (v)

To lower in quality or value; to wear away

Divulge (v)

To tell, reveal; to make public

Enlightened (adj)

Free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding

Forestall (v)

To prevent by acting first

Garble (v)

To distrot in such a way as to make unintelligible

Proponent (n)

One who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief

Quaver (v)

To shake, tremble; to trill

Recoil (v) and (n)

V: to spring back, shrink
N: the act of springing back

Recoup (v)

To make up for, regain

Reek (n) and (v)

N: an unpleasant smell
V: to give off unpleasant smells; to give a strong impression

Relentless (adj)

Unyielding, harsh, without pity

Rivulet (n)

A small stream

Squander (v)

To spend foolishly, waste

Staccato (adj)

Detached or disconnected in sound or style

Statute (n)

A law

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