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A.Word.A.Day--reticent

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reticent (RET-i-suhnt) adjective

1. Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself.

2. Restrained or reserved in style.

3. Reluctant; unwilling.

[Latin reticens, reticent-, present participle of reticere, to keep silent : re- + tacere, to be silent.]

"As long as the United States is prepared to play the role of regional `cop on the beat,' key Asian governments will be reticent to engage in substantive discussions about new forms of security cooperation." Douglas Stuart, Japan's place in the new Asian concert, Japan Quarterly, Jul 9, 1997.

This week's theme: words to describe people.

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Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. -Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)


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