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reclusive

(rĭ-klo͞o′sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
Seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation.

re·clu′sive·ly adv.
re·clu′sive·ness n.
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Within an hour of Tokyo, the Lotus House sits amid a 2300sqm private woodland, a reclusive haven built solely for its owner to spend time away from his family.
The Roaring Twenties sets the tone for this political tragicomedy about the adventures of two aristocrats' journey in Cuba to meet one of their idols, a reclusive yet celebrated stage actress, who has just returned to the stage.
POLICE investigating the death of a reclusive man are hunting two people seen leaving his home.
It is not surprising that the government said Friday it would take ''stern action'' if the reclusive state did not respond to its calls for clarity on the issue ''swiftly and sincerely.
Seen around the reclusive Warren were such golden talents as Laura Thornhill, Leroy Grannis, James Muir, Greg Noll, Daniel Gesmer and Dennis Martinez.
The property, a 14-story plus basement loft/office building with 50 foot of frontage on West 38th Street, contains approximately 67,000 s/f, reclusive of 65,000 s/f of commercial/manufacturing and 1,300 sf of retail space.
Jen and Brit could both be into punk music, but maybe Brit's a reclusive basement drummer while Jen likes to strum in the spotlight--major personality clash.
For all of his reclusive persona and literary mystique however Coetzee's work is very accessible and popular, selling well and collecting many awards.
The house was rented by a Tom and Irene Howlett, who neighbours described as reclusive.
Heightened activity around a North Korean nuclear plant, detected by spy satellites, has intelligence analysts wondering whether the reclusive communist government is rushing to produce nuclear weapons or just bluffing.
The president "was quoted as telling Japan's Prime Minister [Junichiro Koizumi] that he may drop the reclusive communist state from his 'axis of evil' trio.
A reclusive obsessive who talked to himself in different voices, his mural-size paintings illustrate a sadistic 15,000-page fantasy about a war between soldiers and child hermaphrodites, The Story of the Vivian Girls.