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concise: brief and to the point (altogether + cut)

laconic: disposed to using few words. (from Latin term for Spartans, who spoke little)

succinct: spoken or written in a clear and precise manner.

brusque: Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.

abridge: To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to abridge a history or dictionary.

brevity: The quality of being brief in duration.

conspire: To secretly plot or make plans together, often used regarding something bad or illegal. (together + breathe)

concur: To unite or agree (in action or opinion); to have a common opinion; to coincide; to correspond. (together + run)

concord: A state of agreement; harmony; union. (together + heart)

congenital: Present since birth. (together + born)

schism: A split or separation within a group or organization, typically caused by discord. (cut)

incisive: Having or indicating keen insight. (in + cut)

adjudicate: To act as a judge. (judge + to do)

judicious: Showing sound judgment; prudent (judge + full of)

astute: shrewd; keen

scrutinize: To examine something with great care. (examine + to do)

pragmatic: Practical, concerned with making decisions and actions that are useful in practice, not just theory

perjure: To knowingly and willfully make a false statement of witness while in court. (through + oath)

prudent: Using good judgment. (knowledge)

jurisprudence: The philosophy, science and study of law and decisions based on the interpretation thereof (law + knowledge)

jurisdiction: the power, right, or authority to interpret and apply the law (law + declaration)

abjure: To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate. (to + oath)

adjudge: To declare to be. (to + judge)

inscrutable: difficult or impossible to comprehend, fathom or interpret (not + examine)

allegation: A formal accusation. (to + dispute)

acumen: keenness of judgment

eloquent: fluently persuasive and articulate (out + talk)

loquacious: Talkative or chatty, especially of persons given to excess conversation. (talk + full of)

circumlocution: Evasive speech; talking around the subject. (around + talk)

colloquial: Denoting a manner of speaking or writing that is characteristic of familiar conversation; informal. (together + talk)

grandiloquent: Speaking in pompous manner. (great + talk + adjective)

elocution: Expressive delivery of public speech. (out + talk + noun)

garrulous: Excessively or tiresomely talkative.

pontificate: To speak pompously. (high priest)

verbose: Wordy. (word + full of)

verbatim: Word for word. (word)

verbatim: Word for word. (word)

ineffable: Beyond expression in words; unspeakable. (not + utter)

tangential: Only superficially relevant; off-topic.

tout: To flaunt, to publicize/publicise; to boast or brag; to promote.

anecdote: A short and often humorous story.

discursive: Straying from the topic. (away + course)

euphoria: An excited state of joy, a good feeling, a state of intense happiness. (g00d)

euphonious: Pleasant-sounding; agreeable to the ear; possessing or demonstrating euphony. (good + sound)

gratify: To please; to make content; to satisfy. (please)

gratis: free, without charge (thank)

gratuity: A reward, service, or payment provided freely, without obligation. (thank)

benevolent: Having a disposition to do good. (good + wish)

beneficiary: One who benefits or receives an advantage. (good + to make)

ingratiate: To put oneself in good favor with another (in + to please)

eulogy: An oration to honor a deceased person, usually at a funeral. (good + discourse)

euphemism: The use of a word or phrase to replace another with one that is considered less offensive or less vulgar than the word or phrase it replaces. (good + speech)

benediction: A short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually after a church worship service. (good + declaration)

benign: harmless (good)

benefactor: Somebody who gives one a gift (normally refers to a person who gives to a charity). (good + to make)

immutable: Unable to be changed without exception (not + change)

metamorphosis: A transformation, such as that of magic or by sorcery (change + form)

rupture: To burst, break through, or split, as under pressure. (break)

transmute: To change, transform or convert one thing to another, or from one state or form to another. (across + change)

amorphous: lacking a definite form or clear shape (without + shape)

mercurial: Erratic; subject to wild changes in character.

protean: Exceedingly variable; readily assuming different shapes or forms. (Sea God)

mutate: To undergo mutation; to change form. (change)

fickle: Quick to change one’s opinion or allegiance; insincere; not loyal or reliable.

fluctuate: To vary irregularly; to swing. (flow)

vacillate: To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

revamp: to renovate, revise, improve or renew; to patch (again)

amend: To improve; to remove faults of

hackneyed: Repeated too often; overused; trite.

mundane: ordinary; not new (world)

vacuous: Showing a lack of thought or intelligence; vacant (empty)

prosaic: unimaginative; ordinary

insipid: Unappetizingly flavorless. (in + taste)

banal: Common in a boring way, to the point of being predictable; containing nothing new or fresh.

pedestrian: Commonplace; ordinary

dormant: Inactive, asleep, suspended.

unanimous: In full agreement. (one + mind)

uniform: Unvarying; all the same. (one + form)

equanimity: The state of being calm, stable and composed, especially under stress. (same + mind)

magnanimous: Noble and generous in spirit. (great + mind)

sanguine: Cheerfully optimistic (blood)

phlegmatic: Not easily excited to action or passion; calm; sluggish.

melancholy: Affected with great sadness or depression. (black + bile)

choleric: Easily becoming angry. (bile + characterized by)

recalcitrant: Marked by a stubborn unwillingness to obey figures of authority (back + kick)

lethargic: sluggish, slow

splenetic: bad-tempered, spiteful, habitually angry (spleen)

querulous: Often complaining; suggesting a complaint in expression; fretful, whining.

dolorous: Solemnly or ponderously sad. (pain)

animosity: Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike. (bold)

pusillanimous: Showing ignoble cowardice, or contemptible timidity (weak + spirit)

lassitude: Lethargy or lack of energy; fatigue.

oppressive: Burdensome or difficult to bear.

vase: A container used mainly for displaying fresh, dried, or artificial flowers.

irretrievable: Not retrievable; irrecoverable; irreparable; as, an irretrievable loss.

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