acquire /əˈkwaɪə(r)/ (v) to gain something by your own efforts Example: The museum acquired a Van Gogh during heavy bidding
admire /ədˈmaɪə(r)/ (v) to respect someone for what they are or for what they have done Example: I admire all the effort the museum put into organizing this wonderful exhibit
collection /kəˈlekʃn/ (n) a group of objects, often of the same sort, that have been collected Example: The museum's collection contained many works donated by famous collectors
criticism /ˈkrɪtɪsɪzəm/ (n) the act of expressing disapproval of someone or something and opinions about their faults or bad qualities Example: The revered artist's criticism of the piece was particularly insightful
fashion /ˈfæʃn/ (n) a popular style of clothes, hair, etc. at a particular time or place Example: The museum's classical architecture has never gone out of fashion
leisure /ˈleʒə(r)/ (n) time that is spent doing what you enjoy Example: We can go to the permanent collection at our leisure
respond /rɪˈspɒnd/ (v) to give a spoken or written answer to someone or something Example: I asked him his name, but he didn't respond.
schedule /ˈʃedjuːl/ (v) to arrange for something to happen at a particular time Example: The meeting is scheduled for Friday afternoon
significant /sɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt/ (n) large or important enough to have an effect or to be noticed Example: There are no significant differences between the two groups of students.
specialize /ˈspeʃəlaɪz/ (v) to become an expert in a particular area of work Example: He specialized in criminal law.
spectrum /ˈspektrəm/ (n) a complete or wide range of related qualities, ideas, etc. Example: Red and violet are at opposite ends of the spectrum.