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tact

noun [U]  /tækt/ us  
the ability to say or do things in such a way that you do not make anyone unhappy or angry: The editors of this book have shown tact and good sense in their selections.
tactful
adjective  /ˈtækt·fəl/ us  
You were very tactful about the awful meal my mother fixed.
tactfully
adverb  /ˈtækt·fə·li/ us  
I tried to say as tactfully as I could that she was totally wrong.
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