Merriam Webster's word of the day for June second. Today's word is circumspect spelled. C. I. R. C. U. M. S. P E, C, T circumspect is an adjective, that means careful to consider all circumstances and possible consequences. It's a synonym of the word prudent. Here's the word used in a sentence from the salary to Arizona sun by Don Cassidy Churchill resisted. The idea of Britain participating as a member of the European Community. He looked upon such entanglements as detrimental to the British empire. He loved he was even circumspect of their membership in NATO. The words circumspect cautious wary and cherry all imply looking before you leap, but each puts a unique spin on being careful in the face of risk or danger circumspect, which descends from the Latin circum, meaning around, and speculate, meaning to look imply. Lies the surveying of all possible consequences before acting or deciding, as in he is circumspect and business, dealings, cautious suggests fear of danger and the exercise of four thought that it prompts as in a cautious driver wary, emphasizes suspicious and alertness in sensing danger and cunning in escaping as in keep a wary eye on the competition cherry implies a cautious reluctance, to give apt or speak freely, as in she is cherry of signing papers without reading them, first with your word of the day, I'm Peter. Sokolow. S-k-y. Visit Marian Webster dot com today for definitions wordplay and trending word ups.