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  • "Reticent" denotes only reluctance to speak; do not use it for any frequently misunderstood as being synonymous with "reluctant."

    Visual Thesaurus : Online Edition

  • Reticent about the details of the Facebook-developed Facebook competitor, Zuckerberg did say that it would be cool enough to give Facebook a run for its money but not quite cool enough to surpass the Harvard-born social network in popularity.

    Pablo Andreu: Facebook to Launch Facebook Competitor

  • Reticent and highly disciplined, he liked things neat and orderly.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad

  • Reticent indeed would any major media outlet be to suggest Goldman had cheated.

    CNBC Spikes Story on Goldman Sachs

  • Reticent and morally upright, the 66-year-old Carnahan was deeply mourned in a part of the country that has little patience for shifty or timid politicians.

    Missouri Grieves For A Friend

  • Reticent about his private passions, he's eloquent about his public passion -- the art and ethos of acting.

    The Iceman Catches Fire

  • Reticent, deep aromas of pineapple, powdered stone and minerals, with a roasted, oily aspect.

    Investing in Liquid Assets

  • Reticent to Speak Out Most Rockefellers have been reticent to speak publicly about the effort.

    Rockefeller Rebellion

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Safavian Was Reticent on Lobbying for Foreign Clients'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'David H. Safavian, the Bush administration official arrested Monday, initially failed to disclose lobbying work he had done for several controversial foreign clients when he went before a Senate panel last year to be confirmed as chief of the White House\'s federal procurement office.'

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Safavian Was Reticent on Lobbying for Foreign Clients

  • Reticent at first in her presence, they soon relaxed and went on gossiping and cussing into the small hours.

    The Berrybender Narratives

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