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

  Reticent \Ret"i*cent\, a. [L. reticens, p. pr. of reticere to
     keep silence; re- + tacere to be silent. See Tacit.]
     Inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: temperamentally disinclined to talk [syn: reticent,
      2: cool and formal in manner [syn: restrained, reticent,
      3: reluctant to draw attention to yourself [syn: reticent,
         self-effacing, retiring]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "reticent":
     Olympian, aloof, backward, bashful, blank, chilled, chilly, close,
     close-lipped, close-tongued, closemouthed, cold, constrained, cool,
     detached, discreet, distant, expressionless, forbidding, frigid,
     frosty, guarded, icy, impassive, impersonal, inaccessible,
     introverted, modest, offish, quiet, remote, removed, repressed,
     reserved, restrained, retiring, shrinking, shy, silent, standoff,
     standoffish, subdued, suppressed, taciturn, tight-lipped, timid,
     unaffable, unapproachable, uncommunicative, uncongenial,
     undemonstrative, unexpansive, ungenial, unresponsive, withdrawn

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