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used about people who are not talking or who do not usually talk much
used about a person who does not usually talk to other people very much
using only a few words
an economical way of speaking or writing does not use more words than are necessary
expressed using only a few words, but in a way that is easy to understand
a terse statement or remark is very short and often shows that the person making it is annoyed
expressed in a very short but clear way
using very few words
using as few words as possible, and without many details
English version of thesaurus of using few words in speech or writing
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it
a reddish-brown substance made from the leaves of a bush and used for colouring hair or skin
moving with rhythm, together as one
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