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unwary

adjective

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2 not paying or showing close attention especially for the purpose of avoiding trouble
  • a dangerous stretch of desert that has claimed many unwary travelers

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The first known use of unwary was in 1579

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“Unwary.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/unwary. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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