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discretionary

dis·cre·tion·ar·y

discretionary

 
pronunciation:
dih skre sh neI ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: left to one's own judgment or decision.
antonyms:
compulsory
similar words:
optional
definition 2: to be discreetly used as needed.
discretionary income
derivations: discretional (adj.), discretionally (adv.)
Word Parts
The word discretionary contains the following part:
-ary1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means like, of, related to
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The suffix -ary1 attaches to Latin roots (e.g., primary , literary ) and to nouns (e.g., cautionary , fragmentary ), forming adjectives.