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venom

ven·om

venom

 
 
pronunciation:
ve nm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the poisonous fluid that certain snakes, insects, scorpions, and other animals produce and transmit to their prey by biting or stinging.
This snake injects its prey with venom through its fangs.
synonyms:
toxin
similar words:
bane, poison, toxicant
definition 2: an emotion such as envy or hatred, esp. when verbally expressed.
He still spoke of his old enemy with great venom.
synonyms:
acerbity, acrimony, wrath
similar words:
animosity, bad blood, bile, bitterness, choler, dudgeon, gall, grudge, hate, hatred, ill will, ire, jaundice, malice, pique, rancor, spite
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