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Kitty Gregory

In the book the Secret of Platform 13, the hag named Odge decides that if she is ever going to be ugly she must become a ___________ that spends her life in a cave.

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Recluse

n. someone who lives alone and avoids company; a hermit.

ROOTS: CLAUDO, CLAUDERE, CLAUSI, CLAUSUM <L. "to close"

RE <L. "back," "again"


reclusion, n.; reclusive, adj.

Synonyms

  • hermit
  • solitary
  • loner
  • marabout

Antonyms

  • gregarious
  • sociable
  • extrovert

Find the sentence in which the underlined word is used incorrectly:

1. Frodo Baggins was a somewhat reclusive person before Gandalf barged into his home.

2. The recluse stayed in his house for days, watching reruns of old Batman shows starring Adam West.

3. When at parties, Tony Stark would be very reclusive, talking to almost everyone there.

4. In many stories, it is a representative trait of a recluse that they live in a cave and have a long scraggily beard.