curious | ˈkjʊərɪəs |


1 eager to know or learn something: I began to be curious about the whereabouts of the bride and groom | she was curious to know what had happened.

• expressing curiosity: a curious stare.

2 strange; unusual: a curious sensation overwhelmed her.

• euphemistic (of books) erotic or pornographic.

practice | ˈpraktɪs |

noun [mass noun]

1 the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method, as opposed to theories relating to it: the principles and practice of teaching | the recommendations proved too expensive to put into practice.

• the carrying out or exercise of a profession, especially that of a doctor or lawyer: he abandoned medical practice for the Church.

• [count noun] the business or premises of a doctor or lawyer: Dr Apps has a practice in Neasham Road.

2 the customary, habitual, or expected procedure or way of doing of something: product placement is common practice in American movies | [count noun] : modern child-rearing practices.

• an established method of legal procedure.

3 repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it: it must have taken a lot of practice to become so fluent.

• [count noun] a period of time spent practising an activity or skill: daily choir practices.