I saw this dictionary entry, and it says "discretion" could mean approximately either 1) the right to choose what to do or 2) the quality of being careful what you do.
The dictionary has these two example sentences illustrating those two senses:
- The coach used/exercised his own discretion to let the injured quarterback play. (for sense 1)
- He always uses care and discretion when dealing with others. (for sense 2)
Assuming "practice" (US verb) = "practise" (UK verb). If I write this:
He practices discretion when dealing with problems.
should "discretion" have the "right to choose" sense or the "being careful" sense? Or is it ambiguous?