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Chapter 36. Section 5 Review > Working with Words

Working with Words

FIND THE MISFIT

In each group, underline the word that does not belong with the others. Then state why it doesn't belong.

1:discharge, terminate, compensate, end
2:payable, cell, bill, invoice
3:marketing, accounting, invoice, personnel
4:competence, incentive, versatility, initiative
5:spider, database, search engine, portal
6:assets, loan, interest, promissory note
7:bargain, negotiate, compensation, discuss
8:remuneration, compensation, reimbursement, termination
9:spreadsheet, rows, invoices, cells
10:location, brand, differentiation, positioning

FILL IN THE BLANKS

From the following list, select the word that best completes each sentence and write the word in the blank space provided. Use each word only once. Use all of the words.

barter differentiationdifferentiation
compensationdiscriminate
human resourcesseverance
market segmentterminate
promissory noteURL
senioritywaybill


1:The firm was forced to _______________ ten of its employees when it closed the branch outside the city.
2:The staff members who lost their jobs when the branch office closed were given _______________ pay by the firm.
3:Employees who have worked for a company the longest have _______________.
4:Please complete the _______________ with the information on that shipment.
5:They decided to _______________—Gary built the Web site for his dentist in return for the new crown.
6:The _______________ department will be able to answer your questions about the company's vacation policy.
7:If you'll send me the _______________ for that Web site, I'll check it out.
8:George signed a _______________ when he borrowed the money for his new acoustical guitar.
9:An Equal Opportunity Employer does not _______________ in hiring for reasons of race, creed, color, or gender.
10:What is the amount of _______________ that her new job pays?
11:Which _______________ are you trying to reach with that advertising?
12:The product's _______________ is its low price.

WORD SELECTION

Circle the word or phrase in parentheses that best completes the sentence.

1:The firm gave Jose an increase in (compensation / competence).
2:Beverly is able to do many types of tasks; that is, she is a (versatile / verbal) individual.
3:Larry received (compensation / severance) pay when the company terminated him.
4:The bike shop buys its bikes (wholesale / retail) and sells them (wholesale; retail).
5:The firm owed the print shop $2,700 but decided to (defer / reimburse) payment for sixty days.
6:The company (segmented / differentiated) its products as being faster and cleaner.
7:Please (remit / revoke) payment within ten days.
8:Please (reimburse / reinstate) me for the expenses of my last business trip as soon as possible.
9:Use a (spider / search engine) to find information on those vitamins.
10:The database file on that product contains 430 (modems / records).
11:The team will meet at 10:00 Friday for a (brainstorming / consensus) session about the next sales promotion.
12:The local (cartage / commodity) company will deliver the equipment.

WORD GROUP ASSIGNMENTS

Make three groups of words from the following list. Each group should consist of three words that are most like each other. Use each word only once. Use all of the words.

compensationcompetentincentive
motivationpayskilled
proficientremunerationoffer


1:__________________________________________________________________________
2:__________________________________________________________________________
3:__________________________________________________________________________

USING YOUR WORDS (REVIEW)

For each of the following words or phrases, write either a sentence using the word or phrase correctly or a brief explanation of its use.

1:compensation
2:negotiate
3:Equal Opportunity Employer
4:versatile
5:proficient
6:terminate
7:seniority
8:sales promotion
9:incentive
10:wholesale
11:retail
12:barter
13:consultative selling
14:market segment
15:brand
16:differentiation
17:competitor
18:payable
19:invoice
20:remit
21:allocate
22:reimburse
23:assets
24:liabilities
25:balance sheet
26:principal
27:promissory note
28:return on investment
29:portfolio
30:word processing
31:font
32:merge
33:spreadsheet
34:cell
35:database
36:modem
37:e-mail
38:domain name
39:search engine
40:spider
41:CGI form
42:leadership
43:autocratic leader
44:brainstorm
45:consignee
46:waybill
47:commodity



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