Challenge SAT vocab: reticent

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What does reticent mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word reticent

First, before you read about the word reticent, try this quick vocab quiz:

reticent most nearly means

(A) diverse
(B) angry
(C) happy
(D) reserved
(E) drenched

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Now let’s learn about the word reticent.

Part of Speech of reticent

reticent is an ADJECTIVE.

Pronunciation of reticent

Here’s how to pronounce reticent:

IPA: /ˈrɛ.tə.sənt/

Glossary-style: [REH-tuh-suhnt]

Definition of reticent

reticent means: inclined to keep one’s thoughts or personal matters to oneself; reserved.

Explain more about reticent, please

reticent sounds like a pretty complicated word, but it simply means that you’re not the type of person to draw attention to yourself. If you’re reticent, then you tend to keep quiet, keep your feelings to yourself, etc.

Example of reticent

Here’s the word reticent used in a sentence:

As a youth, Noah craved attention and told the world every last detail of his life; as he grew older, however, he became more and more reticent.

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