dismember, v. 1. disjoint, dissect, anatomize, skeletonize, vivisect, cut apart or up; dislimb, amputate, remove a limb, cut off a limb. See - disjoin.
2. mutilate, dilacerate, lacerate, mangle, chop up, cut into pieces, tear or rip or pull apart; disfigure, deface, mar, damage, injure, maim, cripple, disable.
dismiss, v. 1. discharge, send away, disband, adjourn, dissolve, disperse, demobilize; release, free, liberate, give leave to go, Inf. let out; send away, turn out, send about one's business, turn away; banish, oust, expel, cashier; break off with, Inf. give [s.o.] the air; SI. brush off.
2. fire, put out of a job, let go, lay off, give one one's walking papers, drop, deselect; shelve, send packing, Inf. bounce, Inf. sack, Inf. give [s.o.j the sack, /«/. send down the road, U.S. Gov't. Inf. rif, SI. can; dislodge, set adrift, ship, pack off.
3. put away, reject, set aside, lay aside; think no more of, put out of one's mind, have done with, write off, Inf turn thumbs down.
dismissal, n. 1. adjournment, dissolution, end, close; permission to go, congŁ; release, freedom to depart; freedom, liberation, manumission.
2. firing, expulsion, removal, displacement; discharge, walking papers, Inf. bounce, Inf. sack, SI. boot, SI. pink slip; SI. the bum's rush, SI. heave-ho.
dismount, v. 1. get off, alight, disembark, debark, deplane, detrain, debus; come down, get down, descend from; drop down, fall down.
2. unhorse, unmount, unseat, unsaddle; throw down or off, buck off, push off.
3. delocalize, displace, dislodge, Obs.
4. dismantle, unrig, unmake, unbuild; take apart, take down.
disobedience, n. 1. noncompliance, nonobservance; intractableness, indocility, insubmission; stubbornness, perverseness, contumacy, obstinacy; waywardness, unruliness, forwardness; defiance, insubordination, disregard, indiscipline; neglect, negligence, dereliction, delinquency; recusancy, opposition, recalcitrance; neglect of duty, undutifulness.
2. violation, infraction, infringement, transgression; mutiny, revolt, rebellion, insurgence, revolution, treason; outbreak, uprising, insurrection, sedition, strike.
disobedient, adj. insubordinate, noncompliant, nonobservant, defiant, disregardful; naughty, mischievous; undutiful, remiss, derelict, delinquent, negligent; unruly, wayward, fractious, restive, unmanageable, ungovernable, uncomplying, indisciplined; intransigent, uncompromising, unaccommodating, unsubmissive.
2. contumacious, contrary, perverse, froward, refractory, cross-grained, wrong-headed; stubborn, obstinate, willful, intractable, indocile, headstrong, per-vicacious, obdurate; recalcitrant, rebellious, opposed, dissentient, recusant, resistant, factious; mutinous, revolting, rebellious, insurgent, riotous, revolutionary; anarchistic, lawless.
disobey, v. defy, disregard, ignore, flout, fly in the face of, kick over the traces; counter, go counter to, oppose, resist, contravene, contradict; infringe, violate, transgress, break rules; slight, set at naught, scoff at, thumb one's nose at, snap one's fingers at; mutiny, revolt, rebel, strike, take the law into one's own hands; riot, rise in arms.
disoblige, v. 1. refuse to oblige, not cooperate with, fail to accommodate, neglect, slight; offend, affront, insult, SI. put down. See - affront (def. 3).
2. disappoint, let down, fail to live up to expectations; dissatisfy, displease, discontent, disgruntle.
3. inconvenience, incommode, put out, discommode; trouble, bother, annoy, disturb.
disobliging, adj. unobliging, unaccommodating, uncooperative; disagreeable, unpleasant, ill-natured, ungracious, discourteous, uncivil, rude, offensive; unkind, unsympathetic, unfriendly, ill-disposed, hostile.
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.