2. communication, intercourse, verbal intercourse, discourse, words; speaking, telling, talking; conversation, interlocution, colloquy, converse, interchange.
3. jargon, Inf. lingo, argot, cant; bureaucratese, journalese, newspaperese, businessese, shoptalk, Washingtonese, Pentagonese, officialese, newspeak, educationese, cinemaese, legalese, medicalese; thieves' Latin, peddler's French, St. Giles Greek, pig Latin; jabber, gibberish, gibber, gobbledygook, empty talk; prattle, mumbo jumbo, palaver, patter, rhyming slang.
4. diction, talk, accent, tone, expression, utterance, word of mouth; rhetoric, style, elocution, grandiloquence; manner, manner of speaking, vein, mode, strain, phrasing, wording, terminology, phraseology, vocabulary, locution.
languid, adj. 1. faint, weak, feeble, poor, unhealthy, frail, anemic, Pathol, atonic; declining, on the decline, fading, sickly, valetudinarian; powerless, strengthless, invalid; flagging, drooping, languishing, weary, tired, exhausted, debilitated; spent, fatigued, wearied, worn out, SI. pooped out, enervated; strained, worn, used, deflated, weather-beaten.
2. slack, listless, lackadaisical, lethargic, languorous; otiose, indolent, idle, lazy, slothful; inactive, inert, inanimate, exanimate, lifeless; torpid, lentitudinous, slow, dronish; yawning, nodding, sleepy, somnolent, half-awake, half-asleep, drowsy, dozy; asleep, out, dead to the world, SI. zonked out, SI. buzzed out; unconscious, comatose, supine.
3. indifferent, apathetic, spiritless, lukewarm, uninterested; incurious, inexcitable, unenthusiastic, bored, blase; unfeeling, unemotional, insensitive, passionless, passive, half-hearted; dull, leaden, hebetudinous, phlegmatic, lymphatic, heavy.
languidness, n. sluggishness, torpor, lethargy. See - languor (defs. 2, 3).
languish, v. 1. droop, fade, fail, flag, wilt; weaken, decline, soften, give, sag, yield; go downhill, come apart at the seams, SI. poop out, SI. fizzle out, SI. peter out, devitalize, enfeeble, debilitate, enervate, sap; fag, weary, tire, exhaust, fatigue, wind.
2. drop, sink, stagger, swoon, fall; yawn, nod, sleep, succumb, collapse, Inf. cave in.
3. waste away, wither away, decay, die away, rot, collect dust; ebb, abate, dwindle, diminish, drop off, fall off; be abandoned, be neglected, be disregarded.
4. pine for, yearn for, long for, hunger for or after, thirst for or after, Inf. hanker for or after; die for, cry for, want with all one's heart, want in the worst way, have one's heart set upon; pant for, rave for, gasp for, have a yen for, wish, covet.
5. grieve, mourn, lament, repine, pine, bewail, bemoan; despond, despair, lose heart, give up, admit defeat, SI. throw in the towel, SI. hang one's hat on the rack; mope, sigh, brood, sulk, eat one's heart out.
languishing, adj. 1. fading, flagging, drooping, declining, failing, on the decline, SI. on the skids; weak, faint, feeble, poor, anemic; deteriorating, waning, slipping, sliding, ebbing, going to pieces.
2. melancholic, despairing, despondent, dejected, depressed, woebegone, in the doldrums, in low spirits, in a blue funk; lovesick, heartbroken, lovelorn, heavy-hearted; pining, longing, yearning, wistful, Dial, honing, desirous, nostalgic, homesick.
3. lingering, slow, drawn-out, lasting, long, prolonged, protracted, long-drawn.
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.