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1

Per capita

By or for each individual person

"Income per capita"

2

Accretive

The growth or increase by gradual addition.

An acquisition is considered accretive if it adds to EPS.

3

Tailwind

A wind moving from behind (speeding you up).

4

Pending

1). About to take place.

2). In the period before the conclusion of. (Ex: "Pending the negotiations")

5

Clip

1). Rate. Pace.
Ex: "he moved at a rapid clip".

2). To move swiftly.
Ex: "he clipped along the highway on his motorcycle".

6

Synergy

The interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements.

Ex: if X and Y are combined into T and then T is measured, it would equal an amount greater than if you added X and Y together as distinct parts.

7

Optimize

To make as effective or useful as possible.

8

Reprieve

A delay from impending punishment.

To relieve temporarily from any evil.

9

Extol

To praise highly

10

Rogue

No longer controllable or answerable.
"A rogue cop", "a rogue politician".

11

Incentive

Something that incites people to action as a reward offered.

12

Subsidy

A benefit given by the government to groups or individuals (as cash or tax reduction).

- is considered to be in the public's best interest.

13

Fallow

Not in use.
Inactive.

Land left uncultivated.

14

Retail

The sale of goods to ultimate consumers, usually in small quantities.

15

Wholesale

The sale of goods in quantity, or in bulk, as to retailers.

16

Culpable

Deserving blame.
Blameworthy.

17

Restive

Impatient.
Restless.

18

Homeostasis

When a system maintains internal stability because of a coordinated response of its parts to any stimulus or situation that would disturb its normal condition.

19

Biology

The science of life or living matter.

20

Equilibrium

A state of balance due to the equal action of opposing forces.

21

Dynamic

Pertaining to force or motion.

22

Agglomeration

Cluster

23

Annotate

To supply with critical or explanatory notes.

24

Explicate

To make plain or clear.

Explain.

25

Trepidation

Fear

26

Wages

Money that is paid for work or services.

27

Conversely

Opposite or contrary in direction.

28

Differentiate

1). To make a distinction.

2). To make different by modification

29

In situ

(Latin)
In its original or natural position.

(pronounced: "in sigh-too")

30

Circumlocution

A roundabout or indirect way of speaking.