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An example use of shy in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… i think so i was very shy and then it …”
Shy means to be reluctant to approach or interact with others.
the word shy occurs in english on average 19 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that shy can be often used in the following areas:
1) people, society, and culture;