She carefully/cautiously stepped back to the body, grabbed the gun, and ran out of the room.
I can't figure out if I should use "carefully" or "cautiously" in this context. Are they interchangeably in this context?
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You could use either in this case, but there are slight differences between them.
"Carefully" means with care (i.e. ensuring the task is done well). It often implies with caution or awareness.
"Cautiously" means with caution or awareness (i.e. attention to one's surroundings and the task at hand) and often implies reservation and care.