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

  Wakeful \Wake"ful\, a.
     Not sleeping; indisposed to sleep; watchful; vigilant.
     [1913 Webster]
           Dissembling sleep, but wakeful with the fright.
     [1913 Webster] -- Wake"ful*ly, adv. -- Wake"ful*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for
             possible danger; "a policy of open-eyed awareness"; "the
             vigilant eye of the town watch"; "there was a watchful
             dignity in the room"; "a watchful parent with a toddler
             in tow" [syn: argus-eyed, open-eyed, vigilant,
      2: (of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light
         sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night" [syn: light,
      3: marked by full consciousness or alertness; "worked every
         moment of my waking hours" [syn: waking, wakeful]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "wakeful":
     agile, alert, alive, attentive, awake, bright, insomniac,
     insomnious, keen, nimble, on the, on the alert, on the ball,
     on the job, prompt, qui vive, quick, ready, restless, sharp,
     sleepless, slumberless, smart, unblinking, unnodding, unsleeping,
     unwinking, wide-awake

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