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 for Wary
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wary \Wa"ry\, a. [Compar. Warier; superl. Wariest.] [OE.
     war, AS. w[ae]r; akin to Icel. v?rr, Dan. & Sw. var, Goth.
     wars, G. gewahr aware, OHG. wara notice, attention, Gr. ? to
     see. Cf. Aware, Garment, Garnish, Garrison,
     Panorama, Ward, v. t. Ware, a., Warren.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding
        against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or
        suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful.
        "Bear a wary eye." --Shak.
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              We should be wary, therefore, what persecution we
              raise against the living labors of public men.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.
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              It behoveth our words to be wary and few. --Hooker.
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     Syn: Cautious; circumspect; watchful. See Cautious.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Warye \War"ye\, v. t. [AS. wergian, wyrgean. Cf. Worry.]
     To curse; to curse; to execrate; to condemn; also, to vex.
     [Obs.] [Spelled also warrie, warry, and wary.] "Whom I
     thus blame and warye." --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wary
      adj 1: marked by keen caution and watchful prudence; "they were
             wary in their movements"; "a wary glance at the black
             clouds"; "taught to be wary of strangers" [ant: unwary]
      2: openly distrustful and unwilling to confide [syn: leery,
         mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, wary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  118 Moby Thesaurus words for "wary":
     Argus-eyed, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, Pyrrhonic, Scotch, acute,
     agnostic, all ears, all eyes, arch, artful, astute, aux aguets,
     cagey, calculating, canny, careful, cautious, chary, circumspect,
     clever, considerate, crafty, cunning, custodial, cute, deceitful,
     deep, deep-laid, designing, diplomatic, discreet,
     disinclined to believe, disposed to doubt, distrustful, doubtful,
     doubting, dubious, eagle-eyed, feline, foxy, from Missouri, frugal,
     gingerly, guarded, guileful, hard of belief, hawk-eyed,
     impervious to persuasion, in doubt, inconvincible, incredulous,
     ingenious, insidious, inventive, keen-eyed, knowing, leery,
     lidless, mistrustful, mistrusting, observant, on guard,
     on the lookout, on the watch, open-eyed, pawky, politic, provident,
     prudent, questioning, ready, resourceful, safe, saving, scheming,
     scrupulous, serpentine, sharp, sharp-eyed, shifty, shrewd, shy,
     shy of belief, skeptical, sleepless, slick, slippery, sly, smooth,
     snaky, sneaky, sophistical, stealthy, strategic, subtile, subtle,
     supple, suspecting, suspicious, tactical, thrifty, trickish,
     tricksy, tricky, uncertain, unconvincible, uncredulous,
     unpersuadable, unpersuasible, untrusting, unwasteful,
     unwilling to accept, vigilant, vulpine, watchful, wily,
     with open eyes
  
  

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