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1

Impede

Hinder.
Obstruct.

2

Breach

An opening.
Break into.
To make an opening.

3

Buck

Go against.
Resist strongly.

"He bucked the trend" (to go in the opposite direction of the tend)

4

Albatross

Something burdensome that impedes action or progress.

5

Cache

Nest egg.
Reserves.

6

Abate

Lessen.
Diminish.

7

Metric

An indicator.
A standard for measuring or evaluating something.

8

Primer

A book for teaching

9

Co-opt

To appropriate as one's own.

10

Appropriate

To seize.
Take possession of.

Expropriate.

11

Parcel

To distribute in portions.
To "parcel out".

12

Correlate

To have a mutual or complementary relation.

13

Spur

To urge or impel to action.

14

Agribusiness

The businesses collectively associated with the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products.

15

Quantify

Appraise.
Express the quantity of.
Rate.
Rank.

16

Quantitative

Related to the measuring of quantity.

17

Qualitative

Pertaining to quality or qualities.

18

Rendition

The legal process of sending a suspected criminal to another country to be interrogated or detained.

19

Semiotics

The study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior.

20

Denote

To represent by a symbol

21

Propagate

To cause to multiply.
To reproduce.
To transmit or spread.

22

Rhetorical

Speech that is marked by exaggeration bombast and is used mostly for effect.

23

Rhetorical question

A question asked to produce an effect or create an assertion, not to get a reply.

24

Opaque

Not transparent.
Not allowing light to penetrate.

25

Translucent

Permitting light to pass through but diffusing it so that objects on the other side are not clearly visible.

26

Retrograde

Moving backwards

27

Sulfur

(S)
A nonmetallic chemical element that burns with a suffocating blue flame and is used in making gunpowder, matches, sulfuric acid, and insecticide.

28

Binary

Consisting of, or involving two.

29

"Cord-cutting"

To "cut the cord" is a euphemism for when a viewer opts for Web-based media as opposed to tv.

30

Outlier

Something that lies outside the main body or group.