characteristic /ˌkærəktəˈrɪstɪk/ (adj, n) very typical of something or of somebody's character. Example: One characteristic of the store is that it is slow in mailing refund checks.
consequence /ˈkɒnsɪkwəns/ (n) a result of something that has happened Example: As a consequence of not having seen a dentist for several years, Lydia had several cavities.
consider /kənˈsɪdə(r)/ (v) to think about something carefully Example: After considering all the options, Della decided to buy a used car
cover /ˈkʌvə(r)/ (v) to include something; to deal with something Example: Will my medical insurance cover this surgery?
expiration /ˌekspəˈreɪʃn/ (n) an ending of the period of time when an official document can be used Example: Have you checked the expriration date on this yogurt?
frequently /ˈfriːkwəntli/ (adv) often Example: Appliances frequently come with a one-year warranty
imply /ɪmˈplaɪ/ (v) to suggest that something is true without saying so directly Example: The guarantee on the Walkman implied that all damages were covered under warranty for one year
promise /ˈprɒmɪs/ (n), (v) to tell somebody that you will definitely do or not do something Example: The sales associate promised that our new mattress would arrive by noon on Saturday
protect /prəˈtekt/ (v) to make sure that somebody / something is not harmed, injured Example: Consumer laws are designed to protect the public against unscrupulous vendors
reputation /ˌrepjuˈteɪʃn/ (n) the opinion that people have about what s.b/s.th is like, based on what has happened in the past Example: The company knew that the reputation of its products was the most important asset it had
require /rɪˈkwaɪə(r)/ (v) to need something; to depend on s.b / s.th Example: The law requires that each item clearly display the warranty information
variety /vəˈraɪəti/ (n) different sorts of the same thing Example: There's a variety of standard terms that you'll find in warranties