Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:
"Drink - drugs," said Mr. Pepper with sinister conciseness. "He left a commentary. Hopeless muddle, I'm told.
conciseness - concise
1. giving only the information that is necessary and important, using few words;
2. shorter than the original book on which it was based.
1. a state of mental confusion;
2. a situation in which there is confusion about arrangements, etc. and things are done wrong;
3. to confuse sb;