I (frugal) adjective careful, economical, money conscious, parsimonious, penurious, prudent, saving, sparing, stingy, thrifty, unlavish II (showing foresight) adjective alert, anticipating, calculating, careful, cautious, chary, circumspect, discerning, discreet, equipped, farseeing, forecasting, forehanded, foreseeing, heedful, judicious, on guard, politic, precautionary, precautious, predictive, prepared, prognostic, prudent, prudential, ready, thoughtful, vigilant, wary, watchful III index acute, careful, economical, frugal, judicious, juridical, politic, preparatory, preventive, prudent, vigilant

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