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Chapter 23. Troublemakers 3 > Discreet, Discrete

Discreet, Discrete

One of these terms indicates that something is not connected to anything else. The other indicates that tact and good judgment are being used; this term often refers to judgment regarding dealing with other people. Read the following examples and then answer the preview questions.

  • That division of the company is a discrete unit; it has its own personnel, operations, and sales departments.

  • When you talk with Malcolm, be discreet about the sale of the firm—we don't want the news to get to the competition.


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