diversify /daɪˈvɜːsɪfaɪ/ (v) to develop a wider range of products, interests, skills Example: The consultant that we hired recommends that we don't diversify at this time
enterprise /ˈentəpraɪz/ (n) a company or business Example: The new enterprise quickly established an account with the office supply store
essentially /ɪˈsenʃəli/ (adv) when you think about the true, important, or basic nature of someone or something Example: He was, essentially, a teacher, not a manager.
everyday /ˈevrideɪ/ (adj) routine, common Example: This everyday routine of having to check inventory is boring
function /ˈfʌŋkʃn/ (v, n) a special activity or purpose of a person or thing Example: What is the function of this device?
maintain /meɪnˈteɪn/ (v) 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/ (v) to get something, especially by making an effort Example: The employee obtained the report from her supervisor
prerequisite /ˌpriːˈrekwəzɪt/ (n) something 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 /ˈkwɒləti/ (n) 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/ (adj) completely flat and even, without any lumps, holes, or rough areas Example: Her smooth manner won her the appreciation of the manager but not her colleagues
source /sɔːs/ (n) a place, person, or thing that you get something from Example: I can't tell you the source of this information
stationery /ˈsteɪʃənri/ (n) 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