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Commonly Misused Words
An adjective that describes one who keeps thoughts and feelings private. Do not use to mean "unwilling" or "reluctant." Correct: Because she lived alone and spoke to very few of her neighbors, she was described as shy and reticent. Incorrect: Vactioners were reticent to visit the Florida beaches after the hurricane.
SOURCE: American Heritage Dictionaries' 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses & Misuses