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

  Guard \Guard\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Guarded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Gurding.] [OF. guarder, garder, warder, F. garder, fr. OHG.
     wart?n to be on the watch, await, G. marten. See Ward, v. &
     n., and cf. Guard, n.]
     1. To protect from danger; to secure against surprise,
        attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend; to
        shelter; to shield from surprise or attack; to protect by
        attendance; to accompany for protection; to care for.
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              For Heaven still guards the right.    --Shak.
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     2. To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain
        from acts of violence, or the like.
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     3. To protect the edge of, esp. with an ornamental border;
        hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.
  
              The body of your discourse is sometime guarded with
              fragments, and the guards are but slightly basted on
              neither.                              --Shak.
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     4. To fasten by binding; to gird. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
  
     Syn: To defend; protect; shield; keep; watch.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Guarded \Guard"ed\, a.
     Cautious; wary; circumspect; as, he was guarded in his
     expressions; framed or uttered with caution; as, his
     expressions were guarded. -- Guard"edly, adv. --
     Guard"ed*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  guarded
      adj 1: prudent; "guarded optimism" [syn: guarded,
             restrained]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  147 Moby Thesaurus words for "guarded":
     Argus-eyed, Olympian, all ears, all eyes, aloof, apprehensive,
     armed, arrested, aux aguets, backward, bashful, blank, bridled,
     buried, cagey, calculating, canny, careful, cautious, chary,
     chilled, chilly, circumspect, cloaked, cold, concealed,
     considerate, constrained, controlled, cool, copyrighted, covered,
     covert, curbed, custodial, defended, deliberate, detached,
     discreet, disinclined to believe, disposed to doubt, distant,
     eagle-eyed, expressionless, forbidding, frigid, frosty, gingerly,
     hard of belief, hawk-eyed, heedful, hesitant, hidden, icy,
     impassive, impersonal, impervious to persuasion, in check,
     in leading strings, in remission, inaccessible, inconvincible,
     incredulous, inhibited, introverted, invulnerable, judicious,
     keen-eyed, leaving out nothing, leery, lidless, loath, mindful,
     modest, noncommittal, obscured, observant, offish, on guard,
     on leash, on the lookout, on the watch, open-eyed,
     overlooking no possibility, patented, pawky, pent-up, policed,
     politic, privy, protected, prudent, regardful, reluctant, remote,
     removed, repressed, reserved, restrained, retarded, reticent,
     retiring, safe, safeguarded, screened, sharp-eyed, sheltered,
     shielded, shrinking, shrouded, shy of belief, skeptical, sleepless,
     slow to act, slowed down, standoff, standoffish, subdued,
     suppressed, suspecting, suspicious, tentative, thorough,
     unadventurous, unaffable, unapproachable, uncommunicative,
     uncongenial, unconvincible, uncredulous, undaring, undemonstrative,
     under control, under discipline, under restraint, unenterprising,
     unexpansive, ungenial, unpersuadable, unpersuasible, unprecipitate,
     unwilling to accept, vigilant, wary, watchful, with open eyes,
     withdrawn
  
  

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