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Jul 09 2019 24

Cloister is a verb that means to seclude or hide.

The Latin word claudere (klow ooh DARE ay) means ‘shut’ or ‘lock’ as in something you’d do to a door. From there, the word cloister was born, originally meaning a place of ‘religious seclusion,’ then, more specifically to a monastery or convent. It may also be used metaphorically to mean ‘shut off’ as if in a monastery or convent.

Jane can be something of an introvert. She has a tendency to cloister herself away for days.