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tact

noun [U]    /tækt/
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    /ˈtækt·fəl/ adjective You were very tactful about the awful meal my mother fixed . tactfully    /ˈtækt·fə·li/ adverb I tried to say as tactfully as I could that she was totally wrong .
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