discreet与discrete


discreet [dɪˈskriːt] 和discrete同音不同义:discreet是“小心翼翼的”,词尾的“ee”谐音“翼翼”;discrete是“分离的”,词尾的“ee”被“t”给“分开”了。

例:They were gossipy and not always discreet. 他们爱传闲话,而且常口无遮拦。(柯林斯词典)