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discretion

noun [U]
 
 
/dɪˈskreʃən/
CARE care not to cause embarrassment or attract too much attention, especially by keeping something secret: You can rely on my discretion. →  Opposite indiscretion (indiscreet) Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
RIGHT the right to decide something: Students can be expelled at the discretion of the head teacher (= if the head teacher decides it).Duty, obligation and responsibilityDecisions and deciding
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