Today's Word "succinct"

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succinct \suhk-SINGKT\ (adjective) - Characterized by compressed precise expression with no wasted words; brief; concise.

"From the brilliant -- but succinct -- description my friend gave, I imagined a kind of illuminated angel. I imagined something with the brightness of a chandelier." -- Jose Eduardo Agualusa, 'The Book of Chameleons'


Succinct is from Latin succinctus, past participle of succingere, "to gird below or from below, to tuck up," from sub-, "below, under" + cingere, "to gird."

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