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wallflower

noun [C] (SHY PERSON)    /ˈwɔːlˌflaʊər/ US  /ˈwɑːlˌflaʊr/ informal
a shy person, especially a girl or woman, who is frightened to involve herself in social activities and does not attract much interest or attention: Sooner or later someone would take pity on the poor wallflower and ask her to dance.Shy and modestAnxious and worriedKinds of womenMen and women
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