malfunctionnounpg. 38 no longer work correctly; fail to operate
For years, Adam, who lives in Newton, Massachusetts, has been catching those pesky “bugs,” mistakes or glitches in computer software programs that can make computers malfunction. The captain was afraid that the ship’s radio might malfunction due to the storm.
profitableadjectivepg. 40 gaining money after all the costs of doing business have been paid
Minding her own business is fun and profitable for Ebony Hood of Washington, D.C. We sold lots of lemonade at our sidewalk stand, and our little business was very profitable.
merchandisenounpg. 40 goods that are bought and sold in business
Ebony learned how to set up a business, order merchandise, and keep records in a special course at her high school. All of the merchandise in the store costs less because there was a sale.
earnings noun pg. 41 money that is paid for doing a job
Ebony plans to use her earnings for college. Jackie wants to save her earnings for college.
donates verb pg. 42 gives money or objects as a gift
He donates 10 percent of his profits to a children’s charity. Every spring and fall our family cleans out the closets and donates clothes to a local shelter.
charity noun pg. 42 a group that provides help to those in need
He donates 10 percent of his profits to a children’s charity. Every spring and fall our family cleans out the closets and donates clothes to a local charity.