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diffident
used in Anna Karenina

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hesitant and unassertive — often due to a lack of self-confidence
  • And he began, at first rather diffidently, but more and more carried away by the subject as he went on, to draw her attention to the various details of the decoration of his house and garden.
    Part Six (60% in)

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