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discretion

noun [U] (CAREFUL BEHAVIOUR)    /dɪˈskreʃ.ən/
C2 the ability to behave without causing embarrassment or attracting too much attention, especially by keeping information secret: "Can you trust him with this?" "Yes, he's the soul of discretion (= he will not tell other people)."Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
(Definition of discretion noun (CAREFUL BEHAVIOUR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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