Difficult Words :

Reticent and Respite

Difficult Words : Reticent and Respite s

Respite (RES pit) n: a period of rest or relief

We worked without respite from five in the morning until in the afternoon.

The new mother fell asleep when her baby stopped crying, but the respite was brief. The baby started up again almost immediately.

Reticent (RET in sunt) adj: quiet, restrained, reluctant to speak especially about oneself

Luther's natural reticence made him an ideal speaker. His speeches never lasted more than a few minutes.

Jeffrey was reticent on the subject of his accomplishments. He didn’t like to talk about himself.

To be reticent is to be characterized by reticence.

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