ETYM Latin abstemius; ab, abs + root of temetum intoxicating drink.
1. Marked by temperance in indulgence; SYN. light.
2. Sparing in consumption of especially food and drink.
Practising temperance; teetotal.
Sinonimi: self-effacing | untalkative
ETYM Latin reticens, p. pr. of reticere to keep silence; re- + tacere to be silent. Related to Tacit.
1. Reluctant to draw attention to oneself; SYN. self-effacing.
2. Temperamentally disinclined to talk; SYN. untalkative.