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.