The stronger the Nightmare’s influence grew the more #pauciloquent everyone became. Those unaffected by the magic had to carry dictionaries and those who’d succumbed fought to say as little as possible.
The Dark Lord sighed as debriefings quickly devolved into haikus.
pauciloquent (pɔːˈsɪləkwənt ) adjective
using few words in speech or conversation. British English.