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laconic - brief and to the point; using few words; terse
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
upright - (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
habituate - accustom or familiarize; addict
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
detonation - explosion
deliberate - consider; ponder; ADJ: done on purpose; slow