Wordzone – October 2015

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BUSINESS WORLD

A start up is a company that has recently begun its operations or a fledgling business enterprise. A Start up aims to capitalize on developing a product or service for which there is a demand. Let us look at some words associated with start ups.

Choose the option that is closest in meaning to the main word and complete the sentence.

1. benchmark (bench-mahrk)-
A team of leading industry experts developed a ____ for the organization’s improvement
(a.standard b. theory c. formula)

2.pivoted (piv-uh t-ed)-
Started in 1971 to sell espresso makers and coffee beans, Starbucks soon ____ to sell its famous fresh-brewed coffee.
(a.opposed a decision b. focussed c. changed direction)

3.bridge loan (brij lohn) –
The couple applied for a ____ to fill the financial gap between the sale of their old home and the purchase of a new one.
(a.debt financing b. strategic financing c. interim financing)

4.bootstrap (boot-strap) –
Until it successfully secured financial backing from major corporations, 3D Audio Accessories was a _____ business for the first three years.
(a.funded by selling bonds b. funded by personal resources c. funded by other companies)

5.seed (seed) –
The research team began its controversial project with ____ donations from relatives and friends.
(a.initial b. interim c. final)

Answers:
1. B, 2. A, 3. C, 4. C, 5. A

Word Pyramid
The clues will help you find the answers to complete the word pyramid. Each answer must contain the previous answer. You may arrange the words with a new letter.
Hint: Start from the top

1. Chemical symbol for iodine
2. Abbreviation for Infrared
3. Anger or wrath
4. Male parent
5. Straps that form part of a harness
6. Compounds used in medicines and varnishes
7. Persons of a higher rank especially in an office
8. Different accounts or descriptions of the same event
9. People who commit money for a financial gain

Answers:
1. I
2. IR
3. IRE
4. SIRE
5. REINS
6. RESINS
7. SENIORS
8. VERSIONS
9. INVESTORS

 

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