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Today’s article title is: US-China clash over big data to leave decades-long impact on global economy
Did you find words that were absolutely new? Great! Below are the explanations are given for some of those difficult words you found. Go through them slowly and don’t forget to do the exercises at the end.
Important words and idioms from the article
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
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
Meaning: redesign and renovate
Synonyms: redesign, revamp, metamorphosis, transfiguration, transformation
Usage: The house needs a complete overhaul
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
Meaning: of or relating to the simplest facts or theories of a subject
Synonyms: basic, beginning, elemental, elementary, rudimentary
Usage: This is just fundamental science, my friend!