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demure
used in The Grapes of Wrath

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modest, quiet, and shy; or pretending such in a playful way
  • Her round soft face, which had been voluptuous and inviting a few months ago, had already put on the barrier of pregnancy, the self-sufficient smile, the knowing perfection-look; and her plump body—full soft breasts and stomach, hard hips and buttocks that had swung so freely and provocatively as to invite slapping and stroking—her whole body had become demure and serious.
    Chapter 10 (23% in)

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