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Curious (CYRee-us): adj - having wonder or interest about something, wanting to know how something works or why something is there

Our two-year old was very curious about the swingset. She did not want to swing, but wanted to watch and observe for a long time. 

Delicate (DELicut): adj - sensitive, fragile, being easy to break, anything with those symbolic qualities

I handled the old, delicate china, and I was very nervous about dropping it.
The president is negotiating with our neighboring country. These are delicate negotiations. 

Rigid (Rijid): adj - very stiff, having stiff quality, inflexible, not moving

His mustache was quite rigid. It never moved when he spoke. 
Some parents believe in rigid family rules. 

Vital (VIdul): adj - about life, being very important

Her vital signs were failing. Then the doctors performed surgery.
It is vital that we have a meeting as soon as possible. Our company is at risk. 

Wide (WĪD): adj - having a large mass from side to side, symbolically having a lot of space

The company invites workers from many countries. Their doors are wide open. 

Practice: Complete the sentences with the correct word. Answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. She is a ________________ person. She is always having health problems.

2. Please do not be late tomorrow. It is __________________ that you arrive on time.

3. I am very _______________ about your business. How does it work?

4. The new grocery store has ____________ aisles. It is easy to walk through.

5. No one wants to work at that company. Their policies are ______________ and inflexible.

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Answers: 1. delicate, 2. vital, 3. curious, 4. wide, 5. rigid
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