novelist, n. author, writer, novel writer, writer of fiction, creative writer, fictioneer, fictionist, prose writer; scribbler, logographer, penman, Inf. scribe; literary artist or craftsman, word painter, wordsmith, belletrist, litterateur, man of letters; story teller, narrator, yarn spinner, spinner of yarns, anecdotalist, teller of tales, relater, raconteur, anecdotalist, romancer, historian, chronicler; best seller, popular author or novelist, free lance, free-lance writer; grind, hack, literary hack, Inf. schlock writer.
novelty, n. 1. uniqueness, difference, unusualness, uncommonness; rarity, rareness, specialty, specialness; distinctive feature, variation, variance, variety; oddity, peculiarity, strangeness, unfamiliarity, outlandishness, unorthodoxy; originality, freshness, newness, novelness, newfangledness.
2. innovation, change, alteration, transformation, new measure, Rare, novation, modernism, Inf. new or latest wrinkle, Inf. newfangled idea or contraption, Inf. latest thing, Fr. dernier cri, Inf. the last word, Inf. what's in, Inf. the in thing; fad, craze, rage; new notion, restyling, recasting, remodeling, renovation, modernization; coining, neoterism, neology, neologism; Inf. something else, Inf. something else again, Inf. another kettle of fish.
3. gimmick, doodad, gimcrack, latest fad, flash-in-the-pan, overnight sensation; whim-wham, trinket, knickknack, trifle, kickshaw, brummagen, toy, plaything; gadget, contrivance, device, invention, creation; All Inf. contraption, whachamacallit, thingumajig, thingumabob, doohickey, do-hinkey, gismo, crackerjack prize.
novice, n. 1. beginner, abecedarian, tyro, neophyte; learner, student, pupil, protdgd, disciple; intern, student teacher, apprentice, journeyman, trainee, probationer; newcomer, Dial, newie, kid, new kid, youngling, tenderfoot, SI. greenhorn; fledgling, cub, recruit, raw recruit, rookie, freshman, pledge, new member.
2. entrant, initiate, novitiate, catechumen; (in religious orders) postulant, canonical, unprofessed.
novitiate, n. 1. test period, trial, probation; train ing period, initiation, indoctrination, apprenticeship, Archaic, or Dial, prenticeship; guidance, tutelage, instruction, teaching.
2. (usu. restricted quarters within) convent, nunnery, friary, priory, abbey, seminary.
3. novice, beginner, tyro, probationer, neophyte. See - novice (defs. 1, 2).
now, adv. 1. at present, at this time, at this moment, right now, just now; today, in these days, in these times, in this day and age, nowadays; for the nonce, for the time being.
2. immediately, at once, on the instant, right away, in jig time, this minute, straightaway, without delay; soon, presently, anon.
3. now and then now and again, on occasion, occasionally, once in a while, Dial, once and a while, every once in a while, from time to time; intermittently, sporadically, randomly, at various times, at times, sometimes, on divers occasions, at intervals; infrequently, once in a great while, rarely, once in a blue moon, when the spirit moves.
-adj. 4. Slang, current, up-to-date, modern, SI. with it, contemporary; in vogue, trendy, stylish, SI. in, modish, fashionable, faddish.
noway, adv. nowise, SI. noways, in no wise or respect or manner, not at all, not a bit, not in the least, by no means; in no way, shape or manner; not by a long shot, not by a long sight, not by a damn sight, absolutely not.
noxious, adj. harmful, hurtful, nocuous, nocent, noisome; deleterious, pernicious, injurious, baneful, mischievous; baleful, menacing, malignant, malign; unwholesome, unhealthy, unhealthful, insalubrious; poisonous, venomous, virulent, toxic, mephitic, pestilential, pestiferous, morbific, morbifical; detrimental, disastrous, disadvantageous, disserviceable, prejudicial, damaging, corrupting, destructive, ruinous; malicious, maleficent, vicious, wicked, bad, evil, malevolent, malefic; deadly, fell, fatal, mortal, lethal, killing; murderous, internecine,
nozzle, n. 1. spout, sprinkler, rose, nib, neb, socket.
My Account / Test History
The difference is that poison gets into your body if you inhale it (breathe it in), ingest it (eat or drink), or touch it. Venom gets into your body if it is injected in, such as through a bite or a sting.
Certain snakes are venomous, because they bite you and inject their venom (although many native English speakers say "poisonous snake"). Scorpions and some spiders are also venomous, because they bite or sting you. There are plants and frogs that are poisonous - you will get sick if you touch them or eat them.
Sometimes people use poison to kill other people - by secretly putting it into their food or drink. When this happens, we say the victim was poisoned.