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 for compendious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compendious \Com*pen"di*ous\, a. [L. compendiosus.]
     Containing the substance or general principles of a subject
     or work in a narrow compass; abridged; summarized.
     [1913 Webster]
           More compendious and expeditious ways.   --Woodward.
     [1913 Webster]
           Three things be required in the oration of a man having
           authority -- that it be compendious, sententious, and
           delectable.                              --Sir T.
     Syn: Short; summary; abridged; condensed; comprehensive;
          succinct; brief; concise.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and
             compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy";
             "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-
             ranging subject" [syn: compendious, compact,
             succinct, summary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "compendious":
     Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, across-the-board,
     all-comprehensive, all-inclusive, aposiopestic, blanket, brief,
     brusque, clipped, close, compact, complete, comprehensive,
     compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt, curtal,
     curtate, cut, decurtate, docked, elliptic, encyclopedic,
     epigrammatic, global, gnomic, instantaneous, laconic, little, low,
     omnibus, over-all, panoramic, pithy, pointed, pruned, reserved,
     sententious, short, short and sweet, shortened, succinct, summary,
     sweeping, synopsized, synoptic, taciturn, terse, tight,
     to the point, total, transient, truncated, universal, whole,
     without exception, without omission

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