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ret·i·cent  audio  (rt-snt) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself. See Synonyms at silent.
  2. Restrained or reserved in style.
  3. Reluctant; unwilling.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin reticns, reticent- present participle of reticre, to keep silent : re-, re- + tacre, to be silent

OTHER FORMS:
reti·cent·ly(Adverb)


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