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brevity

shortness; terseness, pithiness

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comport

to conduct or near oneself, behave; to be in agreement, concur

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concise

expressing much in few words, succinct; terse, to the point

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demure

sober or serious in manner, modest; decorous

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depreciation

a lessening in value; a belittling; cheapening

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deteriorate

to lower in quality or value; to wear away; debase, degenerate

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divulge

to tell, reveal; to make public, disclose

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enlightened

free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding, aware

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forestall

to prevent by acting first, hinder, thwart

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garble

to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible; confuse, misrepresent

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proponent

one who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief; advocate, supporter

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quaver

to shake, tremble; to trill, shiver, palpitate

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recoil

to spring back, shrink; flinch

the act of springing back, kickback

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recoup

to make up for, regain; recover

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reek

an unpleasant smell, stench

to give off unpleasant smells; to give a strong impression

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relentless

unyielding, harsh, without pity; merciless

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rivulet

a small stream, creek; rill

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squander

to spend foolishly, waste; misspend, dissipate

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staccato

detached or disconnected in sound or style; abrupt

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statute

a law; a rule, enactment