preserve v.to keep something as it is, especially to prevent it from decaying or being damaged or destroyed
Putting varnish on wood is a way of preserving it.
establish v.to get proof of something
We have established that she was born in 1970.
randomly adv.in a way that happens, is chosen by chance rather than according to a plan
The books were randomly arranged on the shelves.
obsess v.If you obsess about something, you keep thinking about it and find it difficult to think about anything else
She used to obsess about her weight.
angle n.the space measured in degrees between two lines or surfaces from the point where they meet
The angles of a square are 90 degrees.
His bedroom's always messy.
unnecessary a.not needed
The key to successful investing is to avoid taking unnecessary risks.
obsolete a.not in use anymore, having been replaced by something newer and better or more fashionable
So much equipment becomes obsolete almost as soon as it's made.
album n.a book with plain pages, used for photographs
We've put the best wedding photos into an album.
assume v.to accept something to be true without question or proof
It is reasonable to assume that such changes have significant social effects.
gallery n.a room or building for the display or sale of works of art
He frequently exhibits at the art gallery.
cherish v.to keep hopes, memories, or ideas in your mind because they are important to you and bring you pleasure
I cherish the memories of the time we spent together.
virtually adv.nearly; almost
We need to hurry up - it's almost time to go.
spacious a.large and with a lot of space
The house has a spacious kitchen and dining area.
ultimate a.the best, most, or greatest of its kind
Some people believe that he is the ultimate painter of this century.
portrait n.a painting, photograph, drawing, etc. of a person or, less commonly, of a group of people
She's commissioned an artist to paint her a portrait of her.
treasure v.keep carefully
This pen that my grandfather gave me is one of my most treasured possessions.
spectacular a.beautiful in a dramatic and eye-catching way
There was a spectacular sunset last night.
passing a.(of a period of time) going by
She detested him more with every passing second.
enlarge v.make or become bigger or more extensive
They have renovated and enlarged the four-story building.
trim v.to make something tidier or more level by cutting a small amount off it
We need to trim the hedge.
edge n.the outer or furthest point of something
He put pink icing around the edge of the cake.
breathtaking a.impressive; amazing
The scene was one of breathtaking beauty.
depict v.to represent or show something in a picture or story
Her paintings depict the lives of ordinary people in the last century.
masterpiece n.an extremely good painting, novel, film, or other work of art
His book, I must add, is a masterpiece.
replicate v.make an exact copy of; reproduce
Researchers tried many times to replicate the original experiment.
straightforward a.(of a person) honest and not likely to hide their opinions
Lucy is straightforward and lets you know what she's thinking.
fathom v.unable to understand it, although you think carefully about it
I'm having difficulty using my new camera and can't fathom out all its functions.