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a) reserved and quiet
One evening Calvin Coolidge was sitting at dinner when a fellow guest - well aware of his reputation for being TACITURN - attempted to draw him into conversation. "I have made a bet, Mr. Coolidge," she began, "that I can get more than two words out of you." Calvin's reply? "You lose."
Coolidge, John Calvin ("Silent Cal") - (1872-1933) American Republican politician, 30th president of the United States (1923-29) was noted for his strong support of business and his encouragement of stock speculation (which fueled the roaring '20s but led to the crash of 1929) Coolidge and his family often spoke in sign language when they did not want to be overheard.
Did you know?
Taciturn comes from Latin taciturnus, from tacitus, silent, from taceo, tacere, to be silent.
aloof, antisocial, brooding, clammed up, close, close-mouthed, cold, curt, distant, dour, dried up, dumb, garbo, laconic, mum, mute, quiet, reserved, reticent, sententious, silent, sparing, speechless, tight-lipped, unexpressive, unforthcoming, withdrawn
Today's Learning Tip (19):
RECORD THE WORDS ON CASSETTE
Make a cassette recording of the words you want to learn and listen to these in your car. Here is a suggested format:
1. speak the German translation (or English definition),
2. PAUSE for 5 seconds (to give you time to answer).
3. speak the word.
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