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reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
maudlin - effusively sentimental
terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
encircle - surround
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
anthropologist - student of the history and science of humankind
tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
subjective - influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence