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Today’s article title is: US-China clash over big data to leave decades-long impact on global economy

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Important words and idioms from the article

MULL

Verb

Pronunciation: muhl 

Meaning: to reduce to fine particles/ think about something deeply and at length

Synonyms: atomize, crush, powder/ ponder, consider, contemplate

Usage: He will mull the particles with his finger/ Don’t mull over it too much  


PARTISAN

Adjective

Pronunciation: pahr-tuh-zuhn

Meaning: inclined to favor one side over another

Synonyms: biased, one-sided, parti pris, partial, prejudiced

Antonyms: objective, unbiased, unprejudiced

Usage: That news channel is shamelessly partisan 


OVERHAUL

Noun

Pronunciation: oh-ver-hawl

Meaning: redesign and renovate

Synonyms: redesign, revamp, metamorphosis, transfiguration, transformation

Usage: The house needs a complete overhaul 


OVERHAUL

Verb

Pronunciation: oh-ver-hawl

Meaning: to move fast enough to get even with

Synonyms: catch, catch up (with), overtake

Antonyms: fall short

Usage: He overhauled the horse who was about to win 


FUNDAMENTAL

Adjective

Pronunciation: fuhn-duh-men-tl

Meaning: of or relating to the simplest facts or theories of a subject

Synonyms: basic, beginning, elemental, elementary, rudimentary

Antonyms: advanced
Usage: This is just fundamental science, my friend!