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

  Conscious \Con"scious\, a. [L. conscius; con- + scire to know.
     See Conscience.]
     1. Possessing the faculty of knowing one's own thoughts or
        mental operations.
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              Some are thinking or conscious beings, or have a
              power of thought.                     --I. Watts.
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     2. Possessing knowledge, whether by internal, conscious
        experience or by external observation; cognizant; aware;
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              Her conscious heart imputed suspicion where none
              could have been felt.                 --Hawthorne.
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              The man who breathes most healthilly is least
              conscious of his own breathing.       --De Quincey.
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     3. Made the object of consciousness; known to one's self; as,
        conscious guilt.
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              With conscious terrors vex me round.  --Milton.
     Syn: Aware; apprised; sensible; felt; known.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: intentionally conceived; "a conscious effort to speak
             more slowly"; "a conscious policy" [syn: conscious,
      2: knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and
         sensations and thoughts; "remained conscious during the
         operation"; "conscious of his faults"; "became conscious that
         he was being followed" [ant: unconscious]
      3: (followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of
         something; "few voters seem conscious of the issue's
         importance"; "conscious of having succeeded"; "the careful
         tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load"- Thomas Hardy

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  137 Moby Thesaurus words for "conscious":
     aboveground, advertent, advised, agog, aimed, aimed at, alert,
     alive, alive and kicking, alive to, all ears, all eyes,
     all-knowing, among the living, animate, animated, apperceptive,
     appercipient, apprehending, apprehensive, assiduous, attentive,
     au courant, awake, aware, bashful, breathing, calculated,
     capable of life, careful, cognizant, comprehending, concentrated,
     confused, considered, contemplated, conversant, coy, deliberate,
     deliberated, demure, designed, diligent, earnest,
     endowed with life, enlivened, envisaged, envisioned, existent,
     finical, finicking, finicky, heedful, impressible, impressionable,
     impressive, in the flesh, inarticulate, insightful, inspirited,
     instinct with life, intelligent, intended, intense, intent,
     intentional, intentive, knowing, knowledgeable, live, living,
     long-lived, mannered, meant, meditated, meticulous, mindful, mousy,
     nice, niggling, noticing, observant, observing, of design,
     omniscient, on the ball, on the job, open-eared, open-eyed,
     openmouthed, perceiving, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious,
     planned, prehensile, projected, proposed, purposed, purposeful,
     purposive, quick, receptive, regardful, sagacious, self-conscious,
     sensible, sensile, sensitive to, sentient, shamefaced, shamefast,
     shrewd, shy, skittish, stammering, studied, susceptible,
     susceptive, teleological, tenacious of life, timid, timorous,
     understanding, up, very much alive, viable, vigilant, vital,
     vivified, voluntary, watchful, wide-awake, willful, wise, witting,

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