Study the following definitions and
v., to negotiate; n., an advantageous purchase
a. She bargained for over an hour, finally
reducing the price by half.
b. Lois compared the sweaters carefully to
determine which was a better bargain.
2. bear v.,
to have tolerance for; to endure
a. Moya doesn't like crowds so she cannot bear
to shop during the holiday rush.
b. If you can bear with me, I'd like to stop in
one more store.
3. behavior n., the
manner of one's actions
a. Annu is conducting a survey on whether consumer
behavior differs between men and women.
b. Suspicious behavior in a department store
will draw the attention of the security guards.
n., the act, time, or place of checking out, as at a hotel, library, or
a. The line at this checkout is too long, so
let's look for another.
b. Get in the checkout line now and I'll join
you with the last items.
5. comfort v., to
calm somebody; n., a condition or feeling of pleasurable ease, well-being, and
a. Comfort yourself with a down quilt this
b. I like to dress for comfort if I'm spending
the day shopping.
6. expand v., to
increase the size, volume, quantity, or scope of; to enlarge
a. The new manager has significantly expanded
the store's inventory.
b. The shoe store is out of room and is thinking
about expanding into the adjacent vacant building.
v., to investigate systematically
a. The collector likes to explore antique shops
looking for bargains.
b. While his mother shopped for clothes,
Michael wandered off to explore the toy section.
8. item n.,
a single article or unit
a. The grocery store has a special checkout
line for people who are purchasing fewer than ten items.
b. Do you think I can get all these items into
9. mandatory adj., required
or commanded; obligatory
a. The jewelry store has a mandatory policy of
showing customers only one item at a time.
b. There is a mandatory limit of nine items for
use of this checkout line.
n., items available in stores
a. I am very impressed with the selection of
merchandise at this store.
b. Helen wanted to make sure that the store had
a wide variety of merchandise before she committed to buying a gift
11. strictly adv., rigidly,
a. Our store strictly enforces its return
b. Their high turnover rate is no surprise,
considering how strictly the manager deals with them.
12. trend n.,
the current style; vogue
a. The clothing store tries to stay on top of
all the new trends.
b. Mioshi followed market trends closely before
she bought a clothing franchise.