Words to Bring Back: “Chary”

– Definition: adj. cautiously or suspiciously reluctant to do something.

– Used in a sentence: Due to long experience, my cat is no longer chary of taking his arthritis medicine.

– Why: I suppose you could always use the synonymic rhyme “wary,” but to me “chary” sounds similar to “charity” — and it’s sometimes prudent to be so when offered something for nothing.

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