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cagey

(ˈkedʒi)
mod. sneaky; shrewd. John is pretty cagey. You have to keep an eye on him.
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He said: "Two English teams are going to go at it and sometimes it can be cagey, on other occasions it can be really open with attacking football and plenty of entertainment.
But Al-Farik is too cagey and committed a villain to sit in a prison cell and serve as a punching bag for an entire miniseries, so a convenient, if dubious twist frees him to plot against America anew, and with an even fiercer vigor.
Like Ana Kokkinos (Head On) and Laura Muscardin (Bays), prodigious Anahi Berneri proves herself a female director with a sure eye for a gay man's dilemmas and inner dignity, and she's crafted a cagey, compelling AI DS portrait in the bargain.
But he was cagey when quizzed over whether he would use such success as an exit strategy to walk away.
7 RACHEL MASON'S MODEL ANTHEM, 2004 In the tradition of Komar & Melamid's most and least wanted songs (and the Marx Brothers' "Hail, Hail, Fredonia"), cagey Cagean Mason used probabilistic language models to refine the mean phraseology and musical structure of 193 national anthems.
Charles Potts has aptly named this breathtaking retrospective of his early work: Kiot--the Coyote--the wary trickster and cagey loner, announcing his existence with penetrating voice.
He was cagey about the fact that he had led an expedition in which many men had died, clearly due in part to his negligence.
It's no use being cagey and that will suit our players who always perform better when they know what they have to do.
One night in May, the cagey thief was chased from two houses by homeowners armed with guns, only to commit three more break-ins later that night.
It was a predictably cagey and at times scrappy meeting but the protagonists did enough to maintain their billing as favourites for automatic promotion, the pair now 13 points clear of the chasing pack led by Sheffield United.
Since September 11, companies which once filmed in the US feel cagey and are looking for alternate locations.
Among us were exhausted activists who had finally returned from the racism conference in South Africa, cagey former Act-Uppers, and Vagina Monologue-ists.
The bank's officials are cagey when it comes to talking about these big-biz deals.
The cagey competitor was given the unusual moniker last year after shocking Warwickshire racing enthusiasts by flying home complete with a mousetrap clasped on his head.
This last needs more precise definition, as does "humanist," if only because cultural materialism's despised "other" -- that "liberal humanist," poor naive fellow -- should not be confused with the elusive More, whose own historicism, as witness his Richard III, wavered between cagey irony and tragic skepticism.