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leery

adjective [after verb]     /ˈlɪə.ri/ US  /ˈlɪr.i/ informal
not trusting of someone or something and usually avoiding them if possible: I've always been a bit leery of authority figures. → Synonym waryCautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful
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