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recluse

noun [C] uk   /rɪˈkluːs/ us  
a person who lives alone and avoids going outside or talking to other people: He is a millionaire recluse who refuses to give interviews.
reclusive
adjective uk   /-ˈkluː.sɪv/ us  
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