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An example use of discretion in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… because the judge's discretion is the …”
Discretion means the quality of being able to exercise good judgment or good sense in choosing what to say or do.
the word discretion occurs in english on average 3.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that discretion can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;
3) people, society, and culture;