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

  Recluse \Re*cluse"\ (r[-e]*kl[=u]s"), a. [F. reclus, L.
     reclusus, from recludere, reclusum, to unclose, open, in LL.,
     to shut up. See Close.]
     Shut up, sequestered; retired from the world or from public
     notice; solitary; living apart; as, a recluse monk or hermit;
     a recluse life
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           In meditation deep, recluse
           From human converse.                     --J. Philips.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recluse \Re*cluse"\, n. [F. reclus, LL. reclusus. See Recluse,
     a.]
     1. A person who lives in seclusion from intercourse with the
        world, as a hermit or monk; specifically, one of a class
        of secluded devotees who live in single cells, usually
        attached to monasteries.
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     2. The place where a recluse dwells. [Obs.] --Foxe.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recluse \Re*cluse"\, v. t.
     To shut up; to seclude. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  recluse
      adj 1: withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an
             unsocial reclusive life" [syn: recluse, reclusive,
             withdrawn]
      n 1: one who lives in solitude [syn: hermit, recluse,
           solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyte]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "recluse":
     Diogenes, Hieronymian, Hieronymite, Timon of Athens, anchoress,
     anchorite, anchoritic, ascetic, bedridden invalid, cenobite,
     character, cloistered, cloistered monk, closet cynic, crackpot,
     crank, desert fathers, desert saints, domestic, eccentric, eremite,
     eremitic, erratic, flake, freak, hermetic, hermit, hermitess,
     hermitic, hermitish, homebody, invalid, isolationist, kook, loner,
     marabout, monk, nonconformist, nun, nut, oddball, outcast, pariah,
     pillar saint, pillarist, screwball, secluse, seclusionist,
     seclusive, sequestered, shut in, shut up, shut-in, solitaire,
     solitary, solitudinarian, stay-at-home, strange duck, stylite,
     weirdo
  
  

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