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Descreet vs. Descrete
They are a set of homophones, which means both Descreet and Descrete are pronounce in the same way.

di‧screet /dɪˈskriːt/
ADJECTIVE. Careful or showing good judgment in what one says or does; not too obvious:
He assured her that he would be discreet.
I stood back at a discreet distance.

her descreetness saved us all from embarrassment

di‧screte /dɪˈskriːt/
Also ADJECTIVE. Distinct and seperate or has a clear independent shape or form:
The change happens in a series of discrete steps.
society consists of a mass of discrete and distinct individuals





literally | figuratively
He’s my son, in the figurative sense of the word.
The name of the cheese is Dolcelatte, literally meaning ‘sweet milk’.

take somebody/something literally to believe exactly what someone or something says rather than trying to understand their general meaning: She takes the Bible literally.
to emphasize, especially a large number: The Olympic Games were watched by literally billions of people.
spoken used to emphasize a strong expression or word that is not in its real or original meaning. Some people consider this use to be incorrect: Dad was literally blazing with anger.



to have of one’s own
They have a room of their own.


Proverb | Saying | idiom | Slang

Where there’s a will, there’s a way.



It takes two years to learn to speak and sixty to learn to keep quiet.

Ernest Hemingway


Photo Dictionary

Oxford Photo-Dictionary: Cars and Trucks


Topic | Article

Should one judge a person by external appearances?
185 Questions and Answers: Topic 54, P. 171-172



expresses appreciation for something that was done. Business Letters for busy people, P. 66



The Other Woman – Sherwood Anderson



Never Google Your Symptoms – Henrik Widegren



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