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reticent
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Babbitt
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  • "Yuh—" Then he was pouring it out nakedly, robbed of reticence.
  • In the presence of the slight dark reticence of Paul Riesling, he was awkward, he desired to be quiet and firm and deft.
  • The smart shopping-district, with rich and quiet light on crystal pendants and furs and suave surfaces of polished wood in velvet-hung reticent windows.
  • Though he no longer spoke of mechanical engineering and though he was reticent about his opinion of his instructors, he seemed no more reconciled to college, and his chief interest was his wireless telephone set.

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  • She was reticent initially, but eventually she opened up.
  • The candidate is reticent to discuss her personal beliefs in a public setting.

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