(Phrase). Jus et norma loquendi.
(Verbs). To parse, conjugate, decline, inflect, punctuate.
(Adjectives). Grammatical, syntactic, inflexional.
(Verbs). To use bad or faulty grammar, to solecise, or commit a solecism.
(Phrases). To murder the king's English; to break Priscian's head.
(Adjectives). Ungrammatical, colloquial, slipshod, incorrect, faulty, inaccurate.
(Phrase). Le style, c'est l'homme même.
Various Qualities of Style
(Adjectives). Perspicuous, clear, lucid, intelligible, plain, transparent, explicit.
(Adjectives). Obscure, confused, ambiguous, vague, unintelligible, etc., involved, wire-drawn, tortuous.
(Verbs). To be concise, etc., to condense, compress, abridge, abbreviate, cut short, curtail, abstract.
(Adjectives). Concise, brief, short, terse, laconic, sententious, gnomic, snappy, pithy, nervous, succinct, guindé, stiff, compact, close, cramped, elliptical, telegraphic, lapidary.
(Adverbs). In short, briefly, in a word, to the point, for short.
(Phrases). The long and short of it; multum in parvo; it comes to this; for shortness' sake; to put it in a nutshell.
(Verbs). To be diffuse, etc., to expatiate, enlarge, launch out, dilate, expand, spin out, swell out, inflate, dwell, harp on, descant, digress, ramble, rant.
(Phrases). To beat about the bush; to spin a long yarn.
(Adjectives). Diffuse, wordy, verbose, prolix, copious, exuberant, flowing, fluent, bombastic, lengthy, long - winded, prosy, spun out, long - spun, loose, lax, slovenly, washy, slipslop, sloppy, frothy, flatulent, windy, digressive, discursive, excursive, tripping, rambling, ambagious, pleonastic, redundant, periphrastic, episodic, circumlocutory, roundabout.
Minute, detailed, particular, circumstantial.
(Adverbs). In detail, in extenso, about it and about, currente calamo, usque ad nauseam.
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