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Word: leery

Definition: (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious


Sentences Containing 'leery'

According to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the CIA reported that "al-Qaida, including Bin Ladin personally, and Saddam were leery of close cooperation," but that the "mutual antipathy of the two would not prevent tactical, limited cooperation."
It soon becomes obvious that this treecat clan is far more leery of the humans than other treecats and Stephanie is forced to call in "reinforcements" - her friends from the hang-glider club - while Lionheart tries to reason with the clan.

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