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  1. Coy
    • 1. artfully or affectedly shy or reserved; slyly hesitant; coquettish.
    • 2. shy; modest.
    • 3. showing reluctance, esp. when insincere or affected, to reveal one's plans or opinions, make a commitment, or take a stand: The mayor was coy about his future political aspirations.
  2. Lieu
    • –noun
    • 1. place; stead.

    • —Idiom
    • 2. in lieu of, in place of; instead of: He gave us an IOU in lieu of cash.
  3. Aloof
    • –adverb
    • 1. at a distance, esp. in feeling or interest; apart: They always stood aloof from their classmates.
  4. –adjective
    2. reserved or reticent; indifferent; disinterested: Because of his shyness, he had the reputation of being aloof.
  5. Foible
    • –noun
    • 1. a minor weakness or failing of character; slight flaw or defect: an all-too-human foible.
    • 2. the weaker part of a sword blade, between the middle and the point (opposed to forte ).
  6. Idiosyncrasy
    • –noun, plural -sies.
    • 1. a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual.
    • 2. the physical constitution peculiar to an individual.
    • 3. a peculiarity of the physical or the mental constitution, esp. susceptibility toward drugs, food, etc. Compare allergy (def. 1).

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