lin, goblin, bogy, boogeyman, bugbear, bugaboo, specter.
2. fiend, sadist, brute, demon, devil, hellhound; miscreant, malefactor, badman, Brit, bad hat, SI. bad news, SI. bad actor; villain, scoundrel, Iago, SI. rat, blackguard, cad, Inf. heel, SI. no-goodnik, SI. bastard; beast, mad dog, shark, hyena; killer, mad-dog killer, murderer, slayer, cutthroat, manslayer, butcher, slaughterer, Bluebeard; ripper, mauler, Jack the Ripper, bloodspiller, strangler, garoter, thrill killer, homicidal maniac; hatchet man, hit man, bravo, hired gun, gun-slinger, gunman, SI. torpedo, executioner, SI. trigger man, SI. gunsel; exterminator, liquidator, annihilator, mass-killer, mass-murderer, mass-slayer, Hitler, Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun.
3. ruffian, rowdy, ugly customer, Inf. plug-ugly, SI. creep, SI. rotter, SI. mug, thug, desperado, SI. tough; bandit, gangster, hoodlum, SI. hood, outlaw, holdup man, highwayman, robber, thief, SI. gonef, Inf crook, racketeer, Inf. mobster; SI. strong-arm man, SI. muscle man, SI. goon; torturer, rapist, mugger; cannibal, anthrpophagite, ghoul, barbarian, savage; scum, scum of the earth, bad person, low person, SI. putz; hag, harpy, beldam, witch, harridan, hellhag; werewolf, apeman, Frankenstein's monster, gargoyle, Caliban, gorilla. oil, n. 1. lubricant, lubricator, Inf. lube, Pharm. oleum, petrolatum, petroleum jelly, Trademark. Vaseline, baby oil; Chem. glycerol, Chem. glycerin; graphite, plumago, black lead; mineral oil, vegetable oil, olive oil, corn oil, cod-liver oil; grease, drippings, fat, lard, shortening; butter, margarine, oleomargarine, oleo, oleo oil; unguent, ointment, liniment, balm, salve, lotion, cream. See ointment.
2. crude oil, unrefined oil, petroleum, fuel oil, motor
3. pour oil on troubled waters, calm, smooth, quiet, pacifly, soothe, allay.
-v. 4. lubricate, Inf. lube, grease, smear with oil; anoint, embrocate, dress, pomade, smear, daub; soap, wax; slick, smooth, make slippery or smooth; smooth the way, soap the way, oil or grease the wheels.
5. bribe, SI. grease [s.o.'s] palm, pay off, buy, buy off, suborn, corrupt.
-adj. 6. oily, oleaginous. See oily (defs. 1, 2). oilstone, n. whetstone, rubstone, hone, sharpener, grinder, grindstone.
oily, adj. 1. oil, oillike, oleaginous, oleoresinous.
2. greasy, greased, lubricated, lubricous, unctuous, unguinous, slippery, slithery, smooth; buttery, butyra-ceous; fat, fatty, adipose, lardaceous, lardlike, lardy, pinguid, Physiol, sebaceous; soapy, saponaceous, waxy.
3. (all of speech) smooth, unctuous, suave, urbane; glib, fluent, smooth-talking, honey-tongued. ointment, n. unguent, Pharm. inunction, (in prescriptions) unguentum, balm, balsam, salve, vulnerary, Pharm. cerate; liniment, embrocation, emollient, demulcent, Med. abirritant, palliative; collyrium, eyewash; nard, spikenard, pomade, pomatum; lubricant, oil, baby oil, petrolatum, petroleum jelly, Trademark. Vaseline; lotion, liquid cosmetic, moisturizer, skin softener, cream, face or hand cream, cold or cleansing cream, lanolin, skin or body lotion, after-shave lotion, skin bracer. old, adj. 1. older, aging, elderly, aged, vintage, on or up in years, along or advanced in years, past one's prime, Inf. over the hill, Derog. long in the teeth; gray, gray-haired, gray-headed, grizzly, grizzled; hoary, Rare, hoar, venerable, patriarchal; senile, (of women) anile, decrepit, senescent; superannuated, immemorial, olds as the hills, remote.
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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.