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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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WREST

Verb

Pronunciation: rest

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 


SWAY 1

Verb

Pronunciation: swey

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 


SWAY 2

Verb

Pronunciation: swey

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

Antonyms: Underwhelm

Usage: The puppy’s cuteness is bound to sway you 


UNILATERAL

Adjective

Pronunciation: yoo-nuh-lat-er-uhl

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)


RESURGENCE

Noun

Pronunciation: ri-sur-juhn-s

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)