accurate /ˈækjərət/ (adj) correct and true in every detail Example: The police are trying to obtain a more accurate picture of crime levels.
appoint /əˈpɔɪnt/ (v) to choose somebody for a job or position of responsibility Example: They appointed him (as) captain of the English team.
before /bɪˈfɔː(r)/ (adj) earlier than somebody/something Example: That had happened long before (= a long time earlier).
contrast /ˈkɒntrɑːst/ (v) a difference between two or more people or things that you can see clearly when they are compared or put close together; the fact of comparing two or more things in order to show the differences between them Example: It is interesting to contrast the British legal system with the American one.
credit /ˈkredɪt/ (n) an arrangement that you make, with a shop for example, to pay later for something you buy Example: Your credit limit is now £2000.
curious /ˈkjʊəriəs/ (adj) having a strong desire to know about something Example: I was curious to find out what she had said.
dangerous /ˈdeɪndʒərəs/ (adj) likely to injure or harm somebody, or to damage or destroy something Example: It would be dangerous for you to stay here.
depressing /dɪˈpresɪŋ/ (adj) making you feel very sad and without enthusiasm Example: a depressing sight/thought/experience
fish /fɪʃ/ (n) a creature that lives in water, breathes through gills , and uses fins and a tail for swimming Example: tropical/marine/freshwater fish
gram /ɡræm/ (n) a unit for measuring weight. There are 1 000 grams in one kilogram . Example: One object that may 500 grams is a bottle of water that is 16.9 ounces
he /hi/ (adv) a male person or animal that has already been mentioned or is easily identified Example: Everyone liked my father—he was the perfect gentleman.
itself /ɪtˈself/ (adv) used when the animal or thing that does an action is also affected by it Example: Does the computer turn itself off?
journey /ˈdʒɜːni/ (n) an act of travelling from one place to another, especially when they are far apart Example: The journey will take four weeks and we'll visit four countries.
legal /ˈliːɡl/ (adj) connected with the law Example: to take/seek legal advice
lip /lɪp/ (n) either of the two soft edges at the opening to the mouth Example: She kissed him on the lips.