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wary
used in Words by Heart

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Definition
nervous about (or distrustful of) someone or something
  • He had been an old, stand-offish dog, wary of people by the time they had taken him in, but she loved him.
    Five (62% in)
  • They crowded at the door while she listened warily and went out.
    Eleven (72% in)

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