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cautious

cau·tious / ˈkôshəs/ • adj. attentive to potential problems or dangers: a cautious driver. ∎  (of an action) characterized by such an attitude: the plan received a cautious welcome. DERIVATIVES: cau·tious·ly adv. cau·tious·ness n.

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