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Word: reticent

Definition: inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence


Sentences Containing 'reticent'

But, in short, it is very manifest that he had one alone whom he made mistress of his will, to whom he commended himself very frequently and very secretly, for he prided himself on being a reticent knight."

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