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Today’s article title is: Vaccine Phasebook: The Essence of Trials

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RESONANT

Adjective

Pronunciation: rez-uh-nuhnt

Meaning: tending to reinforce or prolong sounds/making you think of a similar experience or memory

Synonyms: ringing, loud, thundering, booming

Antonyms: faint

Usage: The temple bells made mellifluous resonant sounds/ He found the crowd to be resonant with past problems 

Forms: Resonate (verb), Resonance (noun)


ENTAIL

Verb

Pronunciation: en-teyl

Meaning: to have as part of a whole

Synonyms: contain, embrace, encompass, include, involve, number, subsume, take in

Antonyms: exclude, leave (out), miss out, omit

Usage: The wedding will entail detailed planning 


FEVERISHLY

Adverb

Pronunciation: fee-ver-ish-lee 

Meaning: as in desperately, crazily

Synonyms: agitatedly, confusedly, crazily, desperately, haywire, skittishly, uncontrollably

Antonyms: calmly, collectedly, composedly, coolly, imperturbably, peacefully, placidly, self-composedly, serenely

Usage: She worked feverishly for her promotion 

Forms: Feverish (adjective)


PERISH

Verb

Pronunciation: per-ish

Meaning: to stop living or existing

Synonyms:  decease, demise, depart, die, succumb

Antonyms: breathe, live, sustain

Usage: Human race will perish if pollution is not taken care of 

Forms: Perishable (adjective)


FASCINATE

Verb

Pronunciation: fas-uh-neyt

Meaning: to hold the attention of as if by a spell

Synonyms: arrest, bedazzle, catch up, enchant, enthrall (or enthral), grip, hypnotize, mesmerize, spellbind

Antonyms: bore, tire, jade, pall

Usage: Nature never fails to fascinate me 
Forms: Fascination (noun), Fascinating (adjective)