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::: retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
::: anonymity - state of being nameless; anonymousness; ADJ. anonymous
::: impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
::: centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
::: confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
::: somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
::: dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
::: provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
::: slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
::: indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.