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circumspection

Noun

1 knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the servants showed great tact and discretion" [syn: discretion, discreetness, prudence]
2 the trait of being circumspect and prudent [syn: caution]

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From circumspectio

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circumspection

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