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version • big guy • succulent
picky • appeals
  1. Her children are very eaters. They don't like most food.
  2. There is a new of this product available. Would you like to install it?
  3. I really don't understand why this music to you.
  4. He's a very , so he eats a lot.
  5. These peaches are very . I'm getting juice all over my face.
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What can you cook?
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Mixer #58 Cooking

Six people share what dishes they can cook well.

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I have several versions.

A version is a particular model of a product that has changed since the original.  Notice the following:

  1. I'm using the latest version of Windows XP.
  2. The older version was easier to use.

I'm a big Italian guy.


I'm a big Italian guy who likes pasta.

Here, a big guy is someone who really likes to eat.  Notice the following:

  1. My friend Luigi is a big Italian guy.
  2. The pizzeria is owned by a big Italian guy.



The meat is succulent.

Succulent food is juicy and delicious.  Notice the following:

  1. The seafood was succulent.
  2. Junk food isn't exactly succulent, but I love it!



You have to be really picky.

When we are picky, that means we only like things a certain way.  Notice the following:

  1. He's really picky about his clothes.
  2. I'm not picky about restaurants. I'll eat anything!

it appeals to me


I'm lazy so it appeals to me.

When something appeals to us, that means it is interesting. Notice the following:

  1. Taking a cooking class really appeals to me.
  2. Golf just doesn't appeal to me.