perforce, adv. necessarily, of necessity, by necessity, by force of circumstances; needfully, requisitely, needs must; as a matter of course, without choice, compulsively, compellingly.
perform, v. 1. carry out, execute, do, discharge, meet; transact, conduct, carry on; succeed in, manage, bring off, SI. pull off, Inf. put over, U.S. SI. swing, U.S. SI. cut; complete, conclude, finish, carry through; dispose of, SI. knock off, SI. polish off, expedite, dispatch.
2. fulfill, make good, redeem; realize, carry into effect, carry out, go through, follow through; observe, keep, celebrate, commemorate; ceremonialize, solemnize, ritualize; be faithful to, obey, comply with, adhere to, stick by or to.
3. act, portray, play, personate; sing, dance, mimic, imitate, reproduce; represent, enact, act out, put on, produce, stage, give a show; overact, Theat. SI. ham, strut one's stuff, show off.
performance, n. 1. entertainment, show, production, presentation; premiere, matinee; engagement, appearance, stand, Music, gig; exhibition, exhibit, showing, public display, audition, tryout; representation, act, staging, putting on, acting out.
2. composition, piece, play, drama; spectacle, happening, pageant, extravaganza, variety show, vaudeville; comedy, tragedy, curtain raiser, entr'acte; musicale, opera, operetta, concert, recital, ballet.
3. execution, doing; accomplishment, attainment, consummation, completion, conclusion, finishing; fulfillment, realization, making good, discharge, redemption.
4. achievement, accomplishment, work; deed, feat, act, exploit, Archaic, gest; enterprise, endeavor, undertaking, task; procedure, production, operation, transaction, Inf. deal; proceeding, affair, function; action, maneuver, move, stroke, blow, coup; stroke of genius, tour de force.
performer, n. 1. entertainer, actor, actress, player, stage player, stage performer, playactor, role player; trouper, SI. ham, theatrician, thespian, Roscian, histrio, histrion, Archaic, histrionic; personator, impersonator, mime, pantomimist, mimist, mummer; satirist, Fr. farceur; comedian, comedienne, comic, stand-up comic; jester, fool, clown, Circus SI. kinker, merry-andrew, zany, harlequin, buffoon; pantaloon, straight man, foil, U.S. SI. fall guy.
2. doer, executor, executant, executrix; worker, operator, operative, operant; architect, author, maker, creator, fabricator; agent, medium; promoter, mover, prime mover; participant, participator; practitioner.
perfume, n. 1. cologne, eau de Cologne, toilet water, Ger. K'dlnisch Wasser, Fr. parfum; fragrance, scent, essence, extract; attar, scented oil.
2. scent, aroma, fragrance, fragrancy, incense, redolence, redolency, balm, balminess, bouquet; odor, smell. -v. 3. aromatize, make fragrant, scent, incense, cense.
perfunctory, adj. 1. cursory, superficial, shallow, unthorough, incomplete, sketchy, scanty, skimming, scanning; hasty, hurried, brief, fleeting, rapid, quick, fast, rush-through; mechanical, simply going through the motions or steps, inattentive, with one's mind on something else, desultory, immethodical, haphazard, slapdash, slipshod, slovenly, loose; routine, usual, just enough to get through or by, only as required or necessary, no more than required or necessary, barely sufficient, barely adequate, barely acceptable, passable; middling, mediocre, fair, average, so-so, Inf. O.K., Sl. half-assed; poor, inferior, lame, inadequate, insufficient, unacceptable, Inf. not so hot.
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.