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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ret·i·cence /ˈrɛtəsən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ret·i·cence n.
 1. The quality or state of being reticent, or keeping silence; the state of holding one's tonque; refraining to speak of that which is suggested; uncommunicativeness.
    Such fine reserve and noble reticence.   --Tennyson.
 2. Rhet. A figure by which a person really speaks of a thing while he makes a show as if he would say nothingon the subject.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering
          anything more than necessary [syn: reserve, taciturnity]