the following definitions and examples.
diverse adj., different;
made up of distinct qualities.
Office Supply Warehouse offers a diverse range of office supplies.
diversity of staff in this office is amazing.
2. enterprise n., a
business; a large project
new enterprise quickly established an account with the office supply store.
enterprise has become unmanageable and is beginning to lose money.
3. essential adj., indispensable,
a. Having Ann on this team is essential if we
are to win the contract.
b. A good record-keeping system is an essential
component of inventory control.
4. everyday adj., routine,
a. Though they are more expensive, these
folders will withstand everyday wear and tear.
b. This everyday routine of having to check
inventory is boring.
5. function v., to
a. The daily functioning of this office has
b. She functioned as the director while Mr.
Gibbs was away.
6. maintain v., to
continue; to support, to sustain
a. I've been maintaining a list of office
supplies that are in greatest demand.
b. Trying to maintain two different stockrooms
is too much work.
7. obtain v., to
a. I've been trying to obtain a list of
supplies from the administrator for three weeks now.
b. The employee obtained the report from her
8. prerequisite n., something
that is required or necessary as a prior condition
of the prerequisites for this job is competence in bookkeeping.
are the prerequisites that you need to purchase before coming to class.
9. quality n., a
distinguishing characteristic; a degree of excellence
a. The most important qualities we look for in
a supplier are reliability and quick response.
b. The quality of their clothes has fallen ever
since they started using cheaper fabrics to make them.
10. smooth adj., without
difficulties; deliberately polite and agreeable in order to win favor
transition to the new supplier went smoothly and there was no interruption in
smooth manner won her the appreciation of the manager but not her colleagues.
n., the origin
can't tell you the source of this information.
source of this rare pottery that we are selling in our shop is a small village
12. stationery n., writing
paper and envelopes
do not have enough stationery, so please order some more.
new stationery featured the company's logo in blue ink at the top of the page.