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Word of the Day 1/5/14 Reticent

Reticent (adjective)
ret·i·cent [ret-uh-suhnt]


adjective
1. disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.
2. reluctant or restrained.

Can be confused: reluctant

Synonyms
1. taciturn, quiet, uncommunicative.

Antonyms
1. talkative, voluble.

Origin: 1825–35; < Latin reticent- (stem of reticēns ), present participle of reticēre to be silent, equivalent to re- re- + -tic-, combining form of tacēre to be silent (cf. tacit) + -ent- -ent

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