Cynthia's usual reticence at the office melted away when everyone congratulated her on her recent promotion.
An example of reticence is a person sitting in a corner not engaging with anyone at a dinner party.
Origin of reticencefrom French or L: French réticence from Classical Latin reticentia
(countable and uncountable, plural reticences)
From Latin reticentia, from reticÄ“re