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3. heedful, mindful, careful, cautious, wary, chary; precautious, circumspect, prudent, discreet.
4. swift, quick, speedy, rapid, fast, fleet; agile, nimble, spry, brisk, sprightly; lively, alive, vivacious, animated, spirited, frisky, active.
-n. 5. vigilance, caution. See - alertness (def. 1).
6. alarm,
Archaic, alarum, tocsin, siren, whistle, warning signal, warning; air raid drill, blackout, civil defense drill.

alertness, n. 1. vigilance, watchfulness, wakefulness; caution, heedfulness, wariness; attention, lookout, guardedness; circumspection, precaution, prudence, discretion.
2. dispatch, alacrity, expedition, promptness, promptitude; celerity, quickness, haste, speed.
3. liveliness, sprightliness, friskiness, activity; animation, spirit, vivacity; nimbleness, agility, spryness, briskness.

alias, n. 1. pseudonym, anonym, false name; as sumed name, stage name, pen name, nom de plume, Fr. nom de guerre, allonym; nickname, sobriquet. -adv. 2.

otherwise called, Latin, alius dictus, also called, also known as, a/k/a; otherwise, in other circumstances, elsewhere, in another place; at another time, previously, heretofore, formerly,

alibi, n. 1. defense, plea, argument, apology, vin
dication, justification; excuse, reason, explanation.
2.
U.S. Informal, cover-up, pretext, subterfuge, Inf. story, Inf. line, cock-and-bull story.

alien, n. 1. foreigner, outsider, stranger, unnatu ralized citizen; outlander, tramontane, barbarian; newcomer, immigrant, emigrant, Often Disparaging. wetback.
-adj. 2.
foreign, unnaturalized; tramontane, transmontane, ultramontane, transalpine, barbarian; ultramarine, transmarine, transatlantic, transpacific; exotic, strange, outlandish; distant, remote, faraway; nonterrestrial, unearthly, ultramundane.
3. adverse, hostile, opposed, inimical, antagonistic; conflicting, contrasting, contradictory, counteracting, contrary, opposite; unlike, dissimilar, differing; extrinsic, adventitious, outward, external.

alienate, v. 1. estrange, turn away, keep at a distance, withdraw, wean away; make indifferent or averse, set against, oppose; separate, come between, divide, cut off or apart, sever, sunder, rupture; break up or off, part, disunite, disjoin.
2. turn away, transfer, divert, deflect,

alienated, adj. 1. estranged, cut off, separated, divorced, disconnected, disengaged, disaffected; detached; segregated, shut out, shut off, sequestered, isolated; neglected, ignored, overlooked, disregarded, left behind; alone, solitary, separate, solo, friendless, companionless, rootless, homeless; uninvited, unaccompanied, unattended, unincluded.
2. self-contained, self-reliant, insular; private, guarded, cautious, noncommittal; secretive, close-mouthed, tight-lipped, buttoned-up, mum; withdrawn, detached, uncommunicative, taciturn, untalkative; undemonstrative, unresponsive, cool, cold, icy.
3. dissenting, disagreeing, opposed, clashing, conflicting, contradicting; nonconforming, revolutionary, radical, anarchic; hostile, resentful, revengeful, antagonistic, bellicose, belligerent.

alienation, n. estrangement, disaffection, coolness, turning away, withdrawal; separation, division, break, breach, rupture, sunderance, severance; breaking up or off, parting, disunion, disjunction.

alight1, v. 1. get off, disembark, debark, deplane, detrain, debus; pile off, pile out.
2. land, touch down, settle down, light upon, pitch sion,
Inf. swank; superciliousness, haughtiness, arrogance, pomposity.

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  • We use both during and in to say that something happens inside a particular period of time.
      We'll be on holiday during/in August.
      I woke up during/in the night.
  • We prefer during when we stress that we are talking about the whole of the period.
      The shop's closed during the whole of August.
      (NOT . . . in the whole of August.).
  • We use during, not in, when we say that something happens between the beginning and end of an activity (not a period of time).
      He had some strange experiences during his military service.
      (NOT . . . in his military service.).
      I'll try to phone you during the meeting. (NOT . . . in the meeting.)
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