Discreet and Discrete

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Discreet and Discrete :

The more common word is “discreet,” meaning “prudent, circumspect”:

“When arranging the party for Agnes, be sure to be discreet; we want her to be surprised.”

“Discrete” means “separate, distinct”:

“He arranged the guest list into two discrete groups: meat-eaters and vegetarians.”

Note how the T separates the two Es in “discrete.”

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