- Wary implies a cautiousness that is prompted by suspicion
- Discreet implies the exercise of discernment and judgment in the guidance of one's speech and action and suggests careful restraint
- Prudent implies the exercise of both caution and circumspection, suggesting careful management in economic and practical matters
- Cautious implies a careful guarding against possible dangers or risks
- Circumspect implies a careful consideration of all circumstances to avoid error or unfavorable consequences
- Scrupulous implies a conscientious adherence to what is considered right, true, accurate, or proper in every detail
- Meticulous implies extreme, sometimes finicky, carefulness about details
- Careful implies close attention to or great concern for whatever is one's work or responsibility, and usually connotes thoroughness, a guarding against error or injury, etc.