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Today’s article title is: Facebook may leave Europe if Ireland enforces ban on data sharing with US

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WRANGLE

Verb

Pronunciation: rang-guhl 

Meaning: to express different opinions about something, often angrily

Synonyms: altercate, argue, argufy, bicker, brabble, brawl, controvert, dispute, fall out, fight, hassle, jar, quarrel, quibble, row, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff

Antonyms: accept, agree, assent, concur, consent

Usage: They will wrangle for hours if they meet 

Forms: Wrangle (noun)


CREDIBLE

Adjective

Pronunciation: kred-uh-buhl 

Meaning: worthy of being accepted as true or reasonable

Synonyms: believable, creditable, likely, plausible, presumptive, probable

Antonyms: far-fetched, implausible, improbable, incredible, unbelievable, unlikely, unplausible

Usage: He seems to be carrying a credible recommendation 

Forms: Credibility (noun)


DAMPEN

Verb

Pronunciation: dam-puhn

Meaning: to make or become slightly or moderately wet/to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling

Synonyms: bedew, damp, moisten/benumb, blunt, cauterize, damp, deaden, dull, numb

Antonyms: dry/animate, arouse, stimulate

Usage: The dew will dampen the clothes outside/She will not dampen our spirits 

Forms: Damp (adjective)


INVALIDATE

Verb

Pronunciation: in-val-i-deyt

Meaning: to put an end to by formal action

Synonyms: abate, abolish, abrogate, annul, avoid, cancel, disannul, dissolve, negate

Antonyms: validate, formalize, legalize

Usage: This action will invalidate your certification 

Forms: Invalidation (noun), Invalid (adjective)


WINDFALL

Noun

Pronunciation: wind-fawl 

Meaning: something that provides happiness or does good for a person or thing

Synonyms: benediction, benefit, blessing, boon, felicity, godsend, good, manna

Antonyms: affliction, bane, curse, evil, plague, scourge
Usage: This lottery is an incredible windfall for that man