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 for taciturn
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Taciturn \Tac"i*turn\, a. [L. taciturnus: cf. F. taciturne. See
     Tacit.]
     Habitually silent; not given to converse; not apt to talk or
     speak. -- Tac"i*turn*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Silent; reserved.
  
     Usage: Taciturn, Silent. Silent has reference to the act;
            taciturn, to the habit. A man may be silent from
            circumstances; he is taciturn from disposition. The
            loquacious man is at times silent; one who is taciturn
            may now and then make an effort at conversation.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  taciturn
      adj 1: habitually reserved and uncommunicative [ant: voluble]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "taciturn":
     Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aposiopestic, brief, brooding,
     brusque, clipped, close, close-lipped, close-tongued, closemouthed,
     compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted,
     crisp, curt, cut, docked, dour, dumb, economical of words,
     elliptic, epigrammatic, gnomic, indisposed to talk, laconic, mum,
     mute, pithy, pointed, pruned, quiet, reserved, reticent,
     sententious, short, short and sweet, shortened, silent, snug,
     sparing of words, speechless, succinct, summary, synopsized, terse,
     tight, tight-lipped, to the point, tongue-tied, truncated,
     uncommunicative, unexpressive, unloquacious, untalkative,
     word-bound, wordless
  
  

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