typical, adj. 1. representative, illustrative, paradigmatic, classic, quintessential; suggestive, evidential, symptomatic, implicative; exemplary, sample, pilot, experimental, model, true to type, true to form; characteristic, distinctive, indicatory, indicative; demonstrative, denotative, connotative; distinguishing, dif-ferentiative, discriminative, diacritical.
2. symbolic, emblematical, typal, epitomical; particular, specific, special, figural, idiosyncratic, peculiar, singular; categorical, classificational, taxonomical, divisional, subdivisional.
3. normal, ordinary, regular, standard, stock, household, regulation; usual, general, natural, common, commonplace, run-of-the-mill; customary, normative, conventional, habitual, to be expected, Inf. par for the course.
typify, v. 1. exemplify, represent, stand for, serve as an example, instance; signify, denote, indicate, mean, token, connote; imply, evince, suggest, evidence, mark, manifest; illustrate, epitomize, personify, embody; be a case or instance of, give an idea of, point to.
2. symbolize, portend, foretell, prophesy, shadow; prefigure, augur, bode, betoken; presage, foreshadow, Archaic, bespeak.
tyrannical, adj. tyrannous, despotic, despotical, autocratic, iron-handed; arbitrary, high-handed, overweening, overbearing, dictatorial, domineering, authoritarian, imperious, peremptory, high-and-mighty, lordly, majesterial; heavy-handed, oppressive, harsh, strict, severe, hard, tough, rigorous, demanding, exacting; cruel, cold-blooded, barbarous, brutal, brutish, savage, inhuman; ruthless, merciless, pitiless, heartless, unfeeling, hard-hearted, cold-hearted; relentless, unrelenting, inexorable, implacable, inflexible, unmovable, unyielding.
tyrannize, v. rule despotically, rule with a rod of iron, rule with an iron hand; dominate, domineer, have the upper or whip hand, wield the power or scepter; boss or boss around, dictate to, order around, tell [s.o.] what to do, lay down the law, call the shots or plays; browbeat, intimidate, bully, ride roughshod over, trample, ride herd on, Inf. step on or step all over, Inf use [s.o.] for a doormat, mistreat, maltreat, abuse; overlord, lord it over, oppress, suppress, repress, keep down or under, keep under one's thumb; force, coerce, compel, constrain, Sl. put the screws to; break, humble, crush, overpower, overcome, overwhelm, get the better of; subdue, subjugate, subject, subordinate, enthrall, enslave, reduce to slavery, hold captive, hold in bondage.
tyranny, n. 1. despotism, dictatorship, supremacy, sovereignty, absolute power, unlimited authority, complete control, domination; iron hand or fist, iron rod, iron rule; oppression, repression, suppression.
2. absolutism, totalitarianism, autocracy, monocracy, one-man rule, one-party rule; czarism, Caesarism, kaiserism, Stalinism, imperialism; U.S. (of politics) bossism.
3. severity, severeness, harshness, strictness, hardness, rigorousness, toughness; cruelty, brutality, inhumanity, inhumanness; ruthlessness, mercilessness, pitilessness, relentlessness, inexorability, inexorableness, implacability, implacableness.
tyrant, n. despot, autocrat, dictator, oppressor; monocrat, autarch, absolute or supreme ruler, monarch, sovereign, emperor, king; lord, master, overlord; taskmaster, slave driver, martinet, Simon Legree.
tyro, n. beginner, abecedarian, novice, novitiate, neophyte, catechumen, tenderfoot, Sl. greenhorn; rookie, recruit, raw recruit, newcomer, new member, entrant, freshman, plebe, initiate; learner, pupil, student, protdgd, disciple, follower; apprentice, trainee, probationer, intern, Educ. student teacher.
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.