Welcome to the Voice of America’s News Words.The mountains in the Italian town of Carrera contain beautiful marble stone.Precious.The marble stone is in demand for use in religious sites,homes and creating works of art.Environmental experts say this precious resource has a limit.The removal of large amounts of marble is causing dangerous changes to the natural landscape.In this example,precious describes something that has great value or importance.It should not be wasted or treated carelessly.Precious can also be used to describe a person who is pleasing and dearly loved.

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