Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Today's Dictionary Lesson

cu·ri·os·i·ty Pronunciation: "kyur-E-'ä-s(&-)tEFunction: nounInflected Form(s): plural -ties1 : desire to know: a : inquisitive interest in others' concerns : NOSINESS b : interest leading to inquiry 2 archaic : undue nicety or fastidiousness3 a : one that arouses interest especially for uncommon or exotic characteristics b : an unusual knickknack : CURIO c : a curious trait or aspect

2interest Function: transitive verb1 : to induce or persuade to participate or engage2 : to engage the attention or arouse the interest of

I guess there's a difference, isn't there?

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