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.


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