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Vocabulary --> Purchasing --> Shopping --> Word to learn

Study the following definitions and examples.


1.      bargain 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.


4.      checkout n., the act, time, or place of checking out, as at a hotel, library, or supermarket

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 contentment

a.      Comfort yourself with a down quilt this winter.

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.


7.      explore 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 one bag?


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.


10.      merchandise 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 certificate.


11.      strictly adv., rigidly, without flexibility

a.     Our store strictly enforces its return policy.

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.

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