Ordering Supplies


diversify /daɪˈvɜːrsɪfaɪ/
(verb) to develop a wider range of products, interests, skills, etc. in order to be more successful or reduce risk
Example: The consultant that we hired recommends that we don't diversify at this time

enterprise /ˈentərpraɪz/
(noun) a company or business
Example: The new enterprise quickly established an account with the office supply store

essentially /ɪˈsenʃəli/
(adverb) when you think about the true, important or basic nature of somebody/something
Example: He was, essentially, a teacher, not a manager.

everyday /ˈevrideɪ/
(adjective) used or happening every day or regularly; ordinary
Example: This everyday routine of having to check inventory is boring

function /ˈfʌŋkʃn/
(noun) a special activity or purpose of a person or thing
Example: What is the function of this device?

maintain /meɪnˈteɪn/
(verb) to make something continue at the same level, standard, etc.
Example: I've been maintaining a list of office supplies that are in greatest demand

obtain /əbˈteɪn/
(verb) to get something, especially by making an effort
Example: The employee obtained the report from her supervisor

prerequisite /ˌpriːˈrekwəzɪt/
(adjective) that must exist or happen before something else can happen or be done
Example: Here are the prerequisites that you need to purchase before coming to class

quality /ˈkwɑːləti/
(noun) the standard of something when it is compared to other things like it; how good or bad something is
Example: The quality of their clothes has fallen ever since they started using cheaper fabrics to make them

smooth /smuːð/
(adjective) completely flat and even, without any rough areas or holes
Example: Her smooth manner won her the appreciation of the manager but not her colleagues

source /sɔːrs/
(noun) a place, person or thing that you get something from
Example: I can't tell you the source of this information

stationery /ˈsteɪʃəneri/
(noun) materials for writing and for using in an office, for example paper, pens and envelopes
Example: We do not have enough stationery, so please order some more