Ordering Supplies


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