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

  Observant \Ob*serv"ant\, a. [L. observans, -anits, p. pr. of
     observare: cf. F. observant. See Observe.]
     1. Taking notice; viewing or noticing attentively; watchful;
        carefully attentive; as, an observant spectator; observant
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              Wandering from clime to clime observant stray'd.
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     2. Submissively attentive; obediently watchful; regardful;
        mindful; obedient (to); -- with of, as, to be observant of
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              We are told how observant Alexander was of his
              master Aristotle.                     --Sir K.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Observant \Ob*serv"ant\, n.
     1. One who observes forms and rules. [Obs.] --Hooker.
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     2. A sycophantic servant. [Obs.]
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              Silly ducking observants,
              That stretch their duties nicely.     --Shak.
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     3. (R. C. Ch.) An Observantine.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: paying close attention especially to details
      2: quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception [syn:
         observant, observing]
      3: (of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and
         customs; "law-abiding citizens"; "observant of the speed
         limit" [syn: law-abiding, observant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  77 Moby Thesaurus words for "observant":
     Argus-eyed, active, advertent, agog, alert, all ears, all eyes,
     assiduous, attentive, aux aguets, awake, aware, careful, compliant,
     concentrated, conforming, conscientious, conscious, constant,
     custodial, deferential, devoted, devout, diligent, duteous,
     dutiful, eagle-eyed, earnest, ethical, faithful, finical,
     finicking, finicky, guarded, hawk-eyed, heedful, intense, intent,
     intentive, keen, keen-eyed, lidless, loyal, meticulous, mindful,
     moral, nice, niggling, obedient, observing, on guard, on the ball,
     on the job, on the lookout, on the watch, open-eared, open-eyed,
     openmouthed, perceptive, practicing, prudent, punctilious,
     punctual, regardful, respectful, scrupulous, sharp, sharp-eyed,
     shrewd, sleepless, thoughtful, true, vigilant, wary, watchful,
     wide awake, with open eyes

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