Chapter 5 Vocabulary

Question Answer
Trend A general direction in which something is developing or changing.
Inclined Feel willing or favorably disposed toward (an action, belief, or attitude).
Accurate (Of information, measurements, statistics, etc.) correct in all details; exact.
Reluctant Unwilling and hesitant; disinclined.
Aggregate A whole formed by combining several (typically disparate) elements.
Consumer A person who purchases goods and services for personal use.
Hybrid The offspring of two plants or animals of different species or varieties, such as a mule (a hybrid of a donkey and a horse).
Economist An expert in economics.
Invested Expend money with the expectation of achieving a profit or material result by putting it into financial schemes, shares, or property.
Frequented Visit (a place) often or habitually.
Spotlight A lamp projecting a narrow, intense beam of light directly onto a place or person, especially a performer on stage.
Assets A useful or valuable thing, person, or quality.
Tycoon A wealthy, powerful person in business or industry.
Algorithm A process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.
Humiliating Causing someone to feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and self-respect.
Solitary Done or existing alone.
Resilient (Of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.
Analogy A comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification.
Cavalcade A formal procession of people walking, on horseback, or riding in vehicles.
Capital The most important city or town of a country or region, usually its seat of government and administrative center.

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