Friday, November 7, 2014

Daily Vocabulary Words: Laconic with Mind Trick

Daily Vocabulary Words 
NOV
08
2014

Laconic -  संक्षिप्त

Mind Trick and History : In ancient sparta, originally known as Laconia, the citizens were long-suffering, hard-bitten, stoical, military-minded, and noted for their economy of speech. Legend has it that when Philip of Macedonia was storming the gates of Sparta(or Laconia), he sent a message to the besieged king saying, 'If we capture your city we will burn it to the ground.'. A one-word answer came back:"If".It was now probably philip's turn to be speechless.

It is from the name Laconia that we derive our word Laconic meaning Pithy, Consise, economical in the use of words almost to the point of curtness; precisely the opposite of Verbose

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