reticent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reticent
Cent (Saint) is stereotypically reluctant to speak or draw attention to themselves.
REHTA+SHANT....shant rehne waal i.e a person who doesn't talk or who is reserved in speech....
RET+ICENT=RET(RAT)+ICENT(INOCENT)=RAT IS INNOCENT SO HE SPAKS LESS,i.e REMAINS SILENT
REserved and silENT
reticent~reti(return) + cent (imagine cent,currency, to be a big amount)...so if you aren't able to return a cent to whom you owe you remain reserved,without communication
retICENT sounds like dECENT,he is decent,he doesn't blabber,he stays calm and reserved.
reticent ~ retire. An old man who is retired speak reticently
If you notice a shy person, they turn RED-AS-A-CENT
retina(reti) + scent(cent) ... one gets "reluctant" to spray scent on his eyes.
if one is RETICENT by nature one would never RETurn a CENT found on the street.
Think of someone you know who has low self-esteem AND quiet, then imagine: S/he often thinks, "I better [RET]ract my thoughts before [I] voice it, because it can't be worth a [CENT] to others."
He RETIred in silENT because he is a QUIET type of person.
+i+ cent; if you ask someone to RETurn the CENT(money) , he doesnâ€™t speak freely
Once 50 cent was reluctant to draw attention towards RAJNIKANT now he is called reticent
When we are Reti-cent we are not-ready-yet to get ourselves in-volved
cent(100)% => he is not giving cent % information i.e., he is hiding something.....