Study the following definitions and
adv., correctly; without errors
a. To gauge these figures accurately, we first
need to get some facts from the shipping department.
b. The container company must balance the load
accurately or there could be a disaster at sea.
2. carrier n., a
person or business that transports passengers or goods
a. Lou, our favorite carrier, takes extra care
of our boxes marked "fragile."
b. Mr. Lau switched carriers in order to get a
price savings on deliveries out of state.
3. catalog n., a
list or itemized display; v., to make an itemized list of
a. The upcoming fall catalog shows a number of
items from Laos
that Mr. Lau has never before been able to offer.
b. Ellen cataloged the complaints according to
4. fulfill v., to
a. The engineers fulfilled a client's request
for larger display screens.
b. Her expectations were so high, we knew they
would be hard to fulfill.
5. integral adj., necessary
a. Good customer relations is an integral
component of any business.
b. A dependable stream of inventory is integral
to reliable shipping of orders.
6. inventory n., goods
in stock; an itemized record of these goods
a. The store closes one day a year so that the
staff can take inventory of the stockroom.
b. Their inventory has not changed much over
7. minimize v., to
reduce; to give less importance to
a. The shipping staff minimized customer
complaints by working overtime to deliver the packages quickly.
b. To keep the customers happy and to minimize
the effect of the carrier strike, we shipped orders directly to them.
hand adj., available
a. We had too much stock on hand, so we had a
b. The new employee will be on hand if we need
more help with shipping orders.
9. remember v., to
think of again; to retain in the memory
a. I remembered the delivery clerk's name as
soon as I got off the phone.
b. I will remember the combination to the safe
without writing it down.
10. ship v.,
to transport; to send
a. Eva shipped the package carefully, since she
knew the contents were made of glass.
b. Very few customers think about how their
packages will be shipped, and are seldom home when the packages arrive.
a. The boxcar was sufficiently damaged that it
could not be loaded on the truck.
b. We are sufficiently organized to begin
transferring the palettes tomorrow.
12. supply n., stock;
v., to make available for use; to provide
a. By making better use of our supplies, we can
avoid ordering until next month.
b. Gerald supplied the shipping staff with
enough labels to last a year.