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taciturn /ˈtæsɪˌtɜːn/ adj
  1. habitually silent, reserved, or uncommunicative; not inclined to conversation
Etymology: 18th Century: from Latin taciturnus, from tacitus silent, from tacēre to be silent

ˌtaciˈturnity n ˈtaciˌturnly adv

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