Because he was shy, inventive, stranger to every appearance. The exuberant and indefatigable Democrat from Oregon and the shy Republican from New Hampshire made a strange couple. « As for Hester, she was timidly bowed, her long ears narrowed flat against their thin back and their eyes narrowed. » Philip Pullman, The Subtle Knife, 2000 « Leadership skills mean a lot, though the taciturn [Derek] Jeter leads by example. » – Richard Corliss, Time, September 27, 2014 has helped you undstanderstand « taciturn »? But the shy leader of the Indian coldly rejected the polite proposal. I became irrational and I made a misstep to the hard-guy test, to the show-me-the-evidence test, to the shy Gary Cooper test. No one would confuse him with the leader of the majority, timid, forgetful and vindictive in the Senate. Tall and shy, he radiated the slight authority of a young man accustomed to money and the reverence that accompanied it. Taciturn refers to a person who is not communicative, someone who is not ready to speak. Taciturn is an adjective, related terms are shy, taciturnity. The word taciturn appears around 1770, derived from the taciturn French word. Remember, tacitly describes a deal that is implied or understood without being expressed directly, taciturn describes a non-chatty person. I returned to Engin with my valet taciturn; but he did not show any enthusiasm about the craft.
And despite his veiled personality and shy reputation, Prince was actually very talkative. (Southgate News-Herald) These are the parents that Hart and Risley are most likely to call « taciturn. » (The Atlantic) For many years, there was an almost tacit consensus that people only needed more training where computers were involved. Explain the meaning of « taciturn » without saying « narrow » or « non-communicative. » If you`ve read Andrew Clements` children`s book No Talking, you may remember that fifth graders challenge each other to stop talking so much – and not talking at all, to say a maximum of three words, and only if someone else asks you a question directly. If you imposed that kind of tenacity on yourself for a day, how would that happen? Would it be easy or difficult? Would you enjoy it? Do you despise him? A little bit of both? If you want, use this area to write. (To record your work, copy it and paste it in an email or document.) Before you check this out: Try using 20 seconds or more for the game below. Don`t go straight to the evaluation – first leave your memory empty. Our game this month is Everyday Etymologies! If you are in the habit of searching for the etymologies of everyday words (wait, you are not?), you will occasionally find some who find you particularly righteous, cute, strange or poetic. I would like to share with you some of these findings this month. In each issue, I give you the etymology of an everyday word, and you give the floor.
We`re just going to start and move in a few harder months, but every answer will be a kind of everyday word, a word you`ve known since, say, since puberty. To view the answer, scroll to the end of the problem. Try it today: this trisylsé name goes back to a Greek expression meaning « dairy circle. » (Note: it`s an astronomical term.) 1. An opposite close to TACITURN is A. LAMBENT (softly incandescent). B. LOQUACIOUS (very talkative). C. LUGUBRIOUS (very sad and sad). 2.
In the New York Times, Vanessa Friedman wrote: « A — from Mr. Arnault, a famous manager, is the equivalent of one – from another general manager. A. Smile .. Scream of triumph B. Severe speech .. increased eyebrows C. pep fast talk..
written warning Responses to broadcast questions: 1.B 2. An answer to the question of the game: Galaxy. One last word: I hope you enjoy making Your Point. It`s done with love. I am Liesl Johnson, a teacher of reading and writing on a mission to explore, enlighten and celebrate words.