He didn't say any more, but we've always been unusually communicative in a reserved way, and I understand that he meant a great deal more than that.
1. communicative [kə`mjunə͵ketɪv] (adj.) willing to tell things to other people
Example: He wasn't very communicative and kept to himself.
In consequence, I'm inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.
2. veteran [`vɛtərən](n.) someone who was in the armed forces, especially during a war
Example: a veteran of the Second World War
(n.) someone who has a lot of experience doing a particular activity
(adj.) very experienced and skilled in a particular activity
Example: veteran politicians
-an = human
I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart.
3. riotous [`raɪətəs](adj.) very lively and noisy
Example: She burst into riotous laughter.
(adj.) behaving in a noisy and violent way
Example: The crowd was becoming riotous.
riotously (adv.) , riotousmess(n.)
4. excursion [ɪk `skɝʒən] (n.) a short journey you take for pleasure
Example: my Saturday morning excursion into town
(n.) a short visit to an interesting place arranged by a tourist organization, often as part of a holiday
Example: a one-day excursion to the Grand Canyon
an excursion into sth (formal) an attempt to do something different from what you usually do
Example: His rare excursions into poetry show real talent.
5. glimpse[glɪmps](n.) an occasion when you see someone or something for a moment only
Example: The crowd were anxious for a glmpse of the President.
catch/ get / have a glimpse
Example: I only caught a glimpse, but I think it was a dog.
(n.)an experience that gives you an idea of what something is like
Example: In the villages you'll have a fascinating glimpse of Turkish country life.
(v.) to see someone or something for a moment or not completely
Example: He glimpsed a short white-haired figure heading for the back gate.