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terse
used in Oryx and Crake

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using words sparingly

(Depending upon the context, this can have a negative connotation of minimizing social interaction due to ill feelings.)
  • What did Crake have to say in his terse initial communications from the Watson-Crick Institute?
    p. 193.5

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