Word of the Day : Laconic
laconic; looks like lack of words or something.
In October 1927 Cecil Beaton contrived a photograph of “the bright young things”, as they styled themselves, to which he gave the laconic title On The Bridge, Wilsford. Seven young men and women pose for the camera, all dressed up, in ruffs and frills, patterned silk waistcoats and faux-rustic breeches, as courtly versions of the shepherds and shepherdesses of Arcadia. ( Source: www.andrewgrahamdixon.com)
It is a point of (perverse?) pride that our soldiering tradition is marked by extreme laconic perspectives, attitudes and general disposition. Where that disposition irritated British officers the pleasure is refined. But Australian volunteer soldiers are not the owners of the laconic voice – I suspect that volunteer soldiers down through the ages have owned the same voice. (Source: http://www.pickledeel.com)
boiled down, compendious, concise, epigrammatic, laconic, meaty, pithy, pointed, short and sweet, succinct, terse
Notes: a compact is a formal agreement on rights and conduct, a treaty is a compact between nations, and a contract is a compact between two business entities
large, lengthy, long, unabridged