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Twofold

The suffix -fold means 'multiplied by that number'

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Quadrupled

Increased by four times

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By a factor of

Multiplied by three

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Drastic

Severe and sudden

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Revised upwards

Changed to a higher number

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Deviated from the norm

Moved away from the standard or accepted pattern

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Fluctuate

Keep going up and down

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Erratic

Not regular and often changing suddenly

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Seesawed

Gone up and down at regular intervals

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Aggregate

Total.
To add up all the different amounts

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Blip

Temporary change

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Correlation between

Connection between facts or things which cause or affect each other

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GDP

Gross Domestic Product: the total amount that a country produces

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Expenditure

The amount of money spent on something

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Discrepancy between

Difference between two things that should be the same

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Ratio

The relationship between two amounts, which expresses how much bigger one is than the other

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Flawed

Inaccurate

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Multiple

Very many of the same type, or of different types

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Inconsistent with

Not in agreement with

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Ballpark figure

Guess believed to be accurate

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Tot everything up

Add everything up

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Run into six figures

Get a figure over 100000

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Variables

Different factors that may change

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Projected figures

Planned figures

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Erred on the side of caution

Been cautious

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Rounded things down

Make, say, 2.5 into 2 rather than 3

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Conservative

Cautious