acquire /əˈkwaɪər/ (verb) to gain something by your own efforts, ability or behaviour Example: The museum acquired a Van Gogh during heavy bidding
admire /ədˈmaɪər/ (verb) to respect somebody for what they have done or to respect their qualities Example: I admire all the effort the museum put into organizing this wonderful exhibit
collection /kəˈlekʃn/ (noun) 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/ (noun) the act of expressing disapproval of somebody/something and opinions about their faults or bad qualities; a statement showing this disapproval Example: The revered artist's criticism of the piece was particularly insightful
fashion /ˈfæʃn/ (noun) a popular style of clothes, hair, etc. at a particular time or place; the state of being popular Example: The museum's classical architecture has never gone out of fashion
leisure /ˈliːʒər/ (noun) time when you are not working or studying; free time Example: We can go to the permanent collection at our leisure
respond /rɪˈspɑːnd/ (verb) to give a spoken or written answer to somebody/something Example: I asked him his name, but he didn't respond.
schedule /ˈskedʒuːl/ (noun) a plan that lists all the work that you have to do and when you must do each thing Example: The meeting is scheduled for Friday afternoon
significant /sɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt/ (adjective) 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/ (verb) to become an expert in a particular area of work, study or business; to spend more time on one area of work, etc. than on others Example: He specialized in criminal law.
spectrum /ˈspektrəm/ (noun) a band of coloured lights in order of their wavelengths , as seen in a rainbow and into which light may be separated Example: Red and violet are at opposite ends of the spectrum.