appropriate /əˈprəʊpriət/ (adj) suitable, acceptable or correct for the particular circumstances Example: The book was written in a style appropriate to the age of the children.
century /ˈsentʃəri/ (n) a period of 100 years Example: This sculpture must be centuries old.
closet /ˈklɒzɪt/ (n) a small room or a space in a wall with a door that reaches the floor, used for storing things Example: a walk-in closet
decision /dɪˈsɪʒn/ (n) a choice or judgement that you make after thinking and talking about what is the best thing to do Example: The editor's decision is final.
dream /driːm/ (v) a series of images, events and feelings that happen in your mind while you are asleep Example: Did it really happen or did I just dream it?
have /həv/ auxiliary verb to own, hold or possess something Example: Had I known that (= if I had known that) I would never have come.
improve /ɪmˈpruːv/ (v) to become better than before; to make something/somebody better than before Example: I need to improve my French.
leader /ˈliːdə(r)/ (n) a person who leads a group of people, especially the head of a country, an organization, etc. Example: union leaders
muscle /ˈmʌsl/ (n) a piece of body tissue that you make tight and relax in order to move a particular part of the body; the tissue that forms the muscles of the body Example: She tried to relax her tense muscles.
mystery /ˈmɪstri/ (n) something that is difficult to understand or to explain Example: It is one of the great unsolved mysteries of this century.
punishment /ˈpʌnɪʃmənt/ (n) an act or a way of punishing somebody Example: There is little evidence that harsher punishments deter any better than more lenient ones.
quality /ˈkwɒləti/ (n) the standard of something when it is compared to other things like it; how good or bad something is Example: Their quality of life improved dramatically when they moved to France.
repeated /rɪˈpiːtɪd/ (adj) happening, said or done many times Example: The marriage failed despite repeated attempts to save it.
runner /ˈrʌnə(r)/ (n) a person or an animal that runs, especially one taking part in a race Example: a long-distance/cross-country/marathon, etc. runner
signature /ˈsɪɡnətʃə(r)/ (n) your name as you usually write it, for example at the end of a letter Example: Can you witness my signature on my will, please?