By Mary Morel
If you are very good at keeping secrets are you discreet or discrete?
Discreet means prudent or circumspect; not given to careless talk.
She was very discreet and didn’t reveal his secret.
Discrete means separate or individual.
The goods are in discrete packages.
Discreet: two e’s together look like shifty eyes.
Discrete: two e’s are separated by another letter.
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