Reclusive (adj.): avoiding the company of other people; solitary.

Synonyms: secluded, isolated

Example Sentence: North Korea is known as one of the most reclusive nations in the world.


Surreptitious (adj.): kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of.

Synonyms: secret, stealthy

Example Sentence: North Korea has not been admitting to their surreptitious actions towards Sony.


Dearth (n.): A scarcity or lack of something.

Synonyms: lack, shortage

Example Sentence: Due to the Sony hackers, many movie theater companies will not be screening The Interview; this will cause a dearth of revenue for Sony.

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