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  • 1 terse — adjective we were offended by her terse answers Syn: brief, short, to the point, concise, succinct, crisp, pithy, incisive, trenchant, short and sweet, laconic, elliptical; brusque, abrupt, curt, clipped, blunt, pointed …

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  • 2 compress — I. v. a. 1. Press together, close tightly, shut firmly. 2. Bind tightly, wrap closely. 3. Squeeze or press together or into smaller compass, condense. 4. Squeeze, force, crowd, press. 5. Make brief, abbreviate, condense, make terse or pithy. II.… …

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  • 3 short — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. brief, concise, curt; deficient, failing; compact, stubby. See insufficiency, shortness, littleness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Not long in space] Syn. low, skimpy, slight, not tall, not long,… …

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  • 4 brief — briefer, n. briefness, n. /breef/, adj., briefer, briefest, n., v. adj. 1. lasting or taking a short time; of short duration: a brief walk; a brief stay in the country. 2. using few words; concise; succinct: a brief report on weather conditions.… …

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  • 5 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

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  • 6 biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …

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  • 7 proverb — proverblike, adj. /prov euhrb/, n. 1. a short popular saying, usually of unknown and ancient origin, that expresses effectively some commonplace truth or useful thought; adage; saw. 2. a wise saying or precept; a didactic sentence. 3. a person or …

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  • 8 cut — Synonyms and related words: AWOL, French leave, Parthian shot, Platonic form, Platonic idea, Spartan, Vandyke, abandon, abate, abatement, abbreviate, abbreviated, abrade, abrasion, abridge, abridged, abscind, abscondence, absence, absence without …

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  • 9 BAVA KAMMA — (Aram. בָּבָא קַמָּא), tractate of the Talmud, the first of the order Nezikin. Name Bava Kamma was originally not a separate tractate, but the first part of a larger tractate, whose name was identical with the name of the order. The title Bava… …

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  • 10 compact — compact1 compactedly, adv. compactedness, n. compactly, adv. compactness, n. adj. /keuhm pakt , kom , kom pakt/; v. /keuhm pakt /; n. /kom pakt/, adj. 1. joined or packed together; closely and firmly united; dense; solid: compact soil …

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  • 11 compact — I adj 1. dense, solid, firm, hard; close, tight, tight knit, close knit, impermeable, impassable, impenetrable; thick, heavy, thickset, stubby, squat, short, stocky; condensed, concentrated, compressed, packed together, squeezed together, crowded …

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  • 12 compact — I. adjective /kɒmˈpækt / (say kom pakt), /ˈkɒmpækt / (say kompakt) 1. joined or packed together; closely and firmly united; dense; solid. 2. arranged within a relatively small space. 3. expressed concisely; pithy; terse; not diffuse. –verb (t)… …

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  • 13 Unruled Paper (film) — Infobox Film name = Unruled Paper image size = 245px caption = (Source: [http://flickr.com/photos/21905510@N03/2133524408/in/photostream/ hedieh1351 ] ) director = Nāser Taghvā i producer = Hasan Tavakkol niā Yektā Film , Tehran, 2001 (1380 AH)… …

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  • 14 close — Synonyms and related words: Autobahn, Spartan, US highway, abandonment, abbreviated, abort, about, about to be, abridged, abstruse, accented, accommodate, accost, accurate, adjacent, adjust, advance, agree, airless, airtight, alert, all but,… …

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  • 15 compact — [adj1] condensed appressed, bunched, close, compressed, crowded, dense, firm, hard, impenetrable, impermeable, packed, pressed, solid, thick, tight; concepts 481,483,774 Ant. loose, slack, uncondensed compact [adj2] short, brief boiled down,… …

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  • 16 com|pact´ness — com|pact1 «adjective. kuhm PAKT, KOM pakt; verb. KUHM|PAKT; noun. KOM pakt», adjective, verb, noun. –adj. 1. closely and firmly packed together; closely joined: »The leaves of a cabbage are folded into a compact head. SYNONYM(S): solid, dense,… …

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  • 17 com|pact´ly — com|pact1 «adjective. kuhm PAKT, KOM pakt; verb. KUHM|PAKT; noun. KOM pakt», adjective, verb, noun. –adj. 1. closely and firmly packed together; closely joined: »The leaves of a cabbage are folded into a compact head. SYNONYM(S): solid, dense,… …

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  • 18 com|pac´tor — com|pact1 «adjective. kuhm PAKT, KOM pakt; verb. KUHM|PAKT; noun. KOM pakt», adjective, verb, noun. –adj. 1. closely and firmly packed together; closely joined: »The leaves of a cabbage are folded into a compact head. SYNONYM(S): solid, dense,… …

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  • 19 com|pact´er — com|pact1 «adjective. kuhm PAKT, KOM pakt; verb. KUHM|PAKT; noun. KOM pakt», adjective, verb, noun. –adj. 1. closely and firmly packed together; closely joined: »The leaves of a cabbage are folded into a compact head. SYNONYM(S): solid, dense,… …

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  • 20 com|pact — com|pact1 «adjective. kuhm PAKT, KOM pakt; verb. KUHM|PAKT; noun. KOM pakt», adjective, verb, noun. –adj. 1. closely and firmly packed together; closely joined: »The leaves of a cabbage are folded into a compact head. SYNONYM(S): solid, dense,… …

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