What does "laconic" mean?

Dale Coye Dalecoye at AOL.COM
Wed Aug 17 20:13:41 UTC 2005

The word like this that I encoutner in student papers is "reticent"-- they
think it means "hesitant."    I just looked it up in MW Collegiate 10 and it
gives a meaning 'reluctant' there which the OED doesn't have--perhaps an example
of the young re-defning it?

Dale Coye
Wilton, NH

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