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Today’s article title is: 60 years of OPEC: Is the cartel’s power over the oil market broken?
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Important words and idioms from the article
Meaning: to take away by force or by great effort
Synonyms: exact, extort, wring, extract, prize, pry, pull, yank
Usage: He will wrest the wallet away from you
Meaning: to make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions
Synonyms: careen, lurch, pitch, rock, roll, seesaw, toss, wobble
Usage: The trees sway from side to side in the wind
Meaning: to act upon (a person or a person’s feelings) so as to cause a response
Synonyms: affect, impact, impress, influence, move, reach, strike, touch
Usage: The puppy’s cuteness is bound to sway you
Meaning: (of an action or decision) performed by or affecting only one person, group, or country involved in a situation, without the agreement of another or the others
Synonyms: exclusive, individual, one-man, one-sided, one-way
Antonyms: bilateral, reciprocal
Usage: This has been a unilateral decision
Forms: Unilaterally (adverb)
Meaning: the act or an instance of bringing something back to life, public attention, or vigorous activity
Synonyms: reanimation, rebirth, regeneration, rejuvenation, rejuvenescence, renewal, resurrection, resuscitation, revitalization, revival, revivification
Antonyms: death, expiration, extinction
Usage: The old fashion trend is seeing a resurgence
Forms: Resurgent (adjective), Resurge (verb)