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brusque
used in The Mysterious Benedict Society

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Definition
abrupt (sudden and quick — without taking the time to be friendly)
  • Through the closed door they heard the pencil woman speaking in her brusque way, then an embarrassed murmur that must have been Sticky's response.
    p. 63.2

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