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Perhaps you can break it up into 2-3 pages of 600 words or so. Don't let the info about Google scare you too much. I think they look at the bigger picture. Obviously some pages just don't need to be that long so I don't know if they are just not going to index a page because it's too short.
Now, if you have a site with a bunch of pages with 200 words and this appeared to be a pattern, that's one thing, but if you feel it's best to break up an article here or there, I wouldn't worry about the SEO aspect of it.
Just my 2 cents.