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Word of the Day: Diffident

Posted by ccasc on October 12, 2009

Diffident
adj. lacking confidence in one’s own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy
“Give me a mystery – just a plain and simple one – a mystery which is diffidence and silence, a slim little bare-foot mystery: give me a mystery – just one!”
 ~ Yevgeny Yevtushenko

 

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