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reticent
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
reluctant — especially to speak freely
  • He took my hand as we walked to the river, which surprised me, as he's normally reticent to show affection in public.
    Book 5 — Exodus (15% in)
reticent = reluctant
  • He retained some reticence about speaking English, refusing for example ever to say the word sheet because to his ear it's indistinguishable from shit, but he read with a kind of hunger I'd never witnessed.
    Book 5 — Exodus (68% in)

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