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watchful

watch·ful

watchful

pronunciation:
wach fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: watching closely or carefully; alert.
The cat was watchful as the mouse scampered across the floor.
synonyms:
alert, attentive, vigilant, wary
similar words:
awake, careful, cautious, heedful, on guard, prudent
derivations: watchfully (adv.), watchfulness (n.)
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