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This vocabulary list is adapted from The Century Vocabulary Builder.
A concise statement is one that is cut downuntil a great deal is said in a few words.
A terse statement is rubbed off, rid of unessentials.
A succinct statement has its important thoughts bound into small compass, as by a girdle.
A compendious statement weighs together the various thoughts and aspects of a subject; it shows by means of a few effective words just what these amount to, gives a summary of them.
A compact statement has its units of thought fastened together into firmness of structure; its brevity is well-knit.
A sententious statement gives feelings or opinions in a strikingly pointed or axiomatic way, so that they can be easily grasped and remembered.
A pithy statement gives the very pith, the heart of a matter; it is sometimes slightly quaint, always effective and arresting.
A laconic statement is made in the manner of the Spartans, who hated talk and used as few words as possible.
A curt statement is made short; its abruptness is often more or less rude.
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