Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 08/22/15 Succinct

Succinct (adjective)
succinct [suh k-singkt]


adjective
1. expressed in few words; concise; terse.
2. characterized by conciseness or verbal brevity.
3. compressed into a small area, scope, or compass.
4. Archaic.
a. drawn up, as by a girdle.
b. close-fitting.
c. encircled, as by a girdle.

Synonyms
1, 2. See concise.

Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English < Latin succinctus, past participle of succingere to gird, gather up (one's clothes), prepare for action, equivalent to suc- suc- + cing (ere) to gird, equip + -tus past participle suffix

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