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war·y

wary

 
pronunciation:
weIr i
part of speech: adjective
inflections: warier, wariest
definition 1: on guard against threat or danger.
He is wary of dogs because one bit him last year.
synonyms:
careful, cautious, watchful
similar words:
alert, attentive, heedful, on guard, safe, vigilant
definition 2: caused by or showing caution.
There was a wary look on his face as he entered the principal's office.
synonyms:
cautious
antonyms:
daring
similar words:
alert, attentive, vigilant, watchful