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oil, Inf butter, Inf. honey; toadying, toadying to, Inf. buttering up, Inf. soft-soaping, Inf. oiling, Inf. honeying, Inf. apple-polishing, Inf. boot-licking; currying favor, kissing or licking feet, Inf. being a yes-man to, agreeing to anything; adulation, fawning, fawningness; All SI. shining up to, playing up to, sucking up to, brown-nosing, snow job, line.
4. cajolery, wheedling, blarney, blandishment, blandishing,
Rare, blandishments; palaver, palavering, pa-laverment, beguiling, beguilement; coaxing, Inf. sweet talk, honeyed words, Archaic, gloze. flunky, n. 1. lackey, servant, male servant, valet, butler, gentleman, manservant, Archaic, varlet; footman, Fr. valet de pied, groom, equerry, livery, servitor, retainer, yeoman; footboy, boy, page, bellboy, Brit. boots, Brit, buttons; menial, Inf. gofer.
2. toady, yes-man, bootlicker. See toady
(def. 1). flurry, n. 1. snow shower, snow squall, light snowfall, dusting; flake, snowflake, fluff, fluffy.
2. fluster, ferment, bustle, whirl, fuss,
Inf. tizzy; hurry, haste, flush, hurry-scurry, pell-mell; upset, pother, stir, Inf. to-do, ado, hubbub, commotion; excitement, din, hustle, flutter; agitation, disturbance, perturbation, trepidation.
-v. 3. fluster, confuse, bewilder, confound, bedevil, perplex; rattle, disconcert, perturb, ruffle; put on edge, unsettle, upset. flush1,
n. 1. blush, redness, rosiness, bloom; reddening, rubescence, rubicundity; glow, freshness, radiance, gleam, sparkle, glimmer.
2. overspreading, overflow, overflowing; inundation, flood, flooding, drenching, deluge.
3. thrill, excitement, throb, tingle, tingling, quiver; palpitation, pulsation, titillation, excitation, electrification.
4. vigor, health, hardihood, vim, vitality; freshness, healthiness, haleness, heartiness, robustness; lustiness, full-bloodedness, wholesomeness.
5. fever, fire, heat, warmth, febricity,
Pathol, pyrexia; inflammation, ague, Pathol, calenture.
-v. 6. redden, color, blush, crimson, turn red, mantle, incarnadine; suffuse, flame, burn.
7. flood, drench, spray, wash, douse, wash away, drain, empty, evacuate, discharge, clean out, clear out.
8. flow, rush, gush, stream, pour forth; overspread, cover, spread over, inundate, flood, flow over, deluge.
9. animate, excite, impassion, inflame, work up; rouse, instigate, stir, kindle; elate, elevate, hearten, inspirit, cheer, encourage, gladden, delight. flush2,
adj. 1. even, level, smooth, flat, plane, com-planate; plumb, straight, true.
2. contiguous, adjacent, conterminous, adjoining, next to; touching, in contact, contactual, abutting, meeting,
Obs. attingent.
3. well-supplied, well-equipped, well-to-do, well-heeled; affluent, prosperous, wealthy, rich, moneyed; on easy street, in the chips, in the money,
SI. rolling in dough.
4. abundant, plentiful, copious, replete, full, plenteous, bounteous; fecund, fertile, fruitful, rife, lush, luxuriant, exuberant.
5. blushing, glowing. See flushed
(def. 2).
6. vigorous, lusty, hearty, hale, robust, hardy; full of life, spirited, fresh, lively.
7. full, full to overflowing, overflowing, overbrimming; spilling over, running over, teeming over, chock-full, brimful.

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Both of these words describe substances that cause injury, illness, or death when they get into your body.

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.

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