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Here is Ambassador Ryan Crocker speaking about Iraq:
We're at an extremely delicate time throughout the region certainly in Iraq as the Iraqis struggle to form a government that needs to be inclusive enough that it will bring Sunnis back into the process.
Delicate. Something that is delicate can break easily. The ambassador says that the situation in the region must be handled very carefully. Delicate also can mean pretty. A delicate object is pleasing to look at and carefully made.
Now, the next time you hear the word delicate, you will know what this News Word means, and you can use it in a conversation.