|1||characteristric||adj.||/ˌkær ɪk təˈrɪs tɪk/||revealing of individual traits||a. The cooking pot has features characteristic of the brand, such as “stay cool”” handles. |
b. It is not characteristic of the store to be slow in mailing a refund check.
|2||consequence||n.||/ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns/||that which follows necessarily||a. The consequence of not following the service instructions for your car is that the warranty is invalidated. |
b. As a consequence of not having seen a dentist for several years, Lydia had several cavities.
|3||consider||v.||/kənˈsɪd ər/||to think about carefully||a. The custom er considered buying the VCR until he learned that the warranty coverage was very limited. |
b. After considering all the options, Della decided to buy a used car.
|4||cover||v.||/ˈkʌv ər/||to provide protection against||a. Will my medical insurance cover this surgery? |
b. Her car insurance provided for complete coverage against collision.
|5||expire||v.||/ɪkˈspaɪər/||to come to an end||a. The warranty protection on this prc‹Juct will expire one year after the date of purchase. |
b. I didn’t have time to read another fitness magazine, so I let my subscription to the latest one expire.
|6||frequently||adv.||/ˈfri kwənt li/||occurring commonly; widespread||a. Appliances frequently come with a one-year warranty. |
b. Warranties for this kind of appliance are frequently limited in their coverage.
|7||imply||v.||/ɪmˈplaɪ/||to indicate by inference||a. The guarantee on the Walkman implied that all damages were covered under warranty for one year. |
b. The travel agent implied that our hotel was not in the safest part of the city, but, when pressed for details, he said the location was fine.
|8||promise||v.||/ˈprɒm ɪs/||to pledge to do, bring about, or provide||a. A warranty is a promise the manufacturer makes to the consumer. |
b. The sales associate promised that our new mattress would arrive by noon on Saturday.
|9||protect||v.||/prəˈtɛkt/||to guard||a. Consumer laws are designed to protect the public against unscrupulous vendors. |
b. You can protect yourself from scams by getting detailed information on the seller.
|10||reputation||n.||/ˌrɛp yəˈteɪ ʃən/||the overall quality of character||a. Even though the salesperson showed me a product I had never heard of, I bought it because of the good reputation of the manufacturer. |
b. The company knew that the reputation of its products was the most important asset it had.
|11||require||v.||/ˌrɛp yəˈteɪ ʃən/||to deem necessary or essential||a. A car warranty may require the owner to have it serviced by a certified mechanic. |
b. The law requires that each item clearly display the warranty information.
|12||vary||v.||/ˈvɛər i/||to be different from another; to change||a. The amount of protection offered by different policies will vary |
b. Consumers’ needs vary, so different kinds of warranties appeal to different types of consumers.