2. countenance, acknowledgement, endorsement, seal or stamp of approval, stamp, seal, signet, sigil, cachet; support, backing, advocacy, sponsoring, favor, encouragement.
3. ratification, confirmation, passage, acceptance; affirmative vote, aye, yea, yes, Inf. O.K.; approval, approbation, grant; assent, agreement, concurrence, compliance, accedence, acquiescence. - v. 4. authorize, warrant, certify, accredit, license, legalize, validate, notarize, visa; permit, allow, consent to, subscribe to, vouchsafe; commission, empower, entitle, invest, depute, Eccles. ordain.
5. countenance, acknowledge, endorse, underwrite, countersign, witness; support, uphold, defend, vouch for, back up, stand behind or by; sponsor, advocate, patronize, favor, promote, foster, boost, abet, encourage.
6. ratify, confirm, bind, accept, pass, vote for, say “aye” or “yea”; approve, give one's nod of approval, Inf. O.K., Chiefly U.S. approbate; agree to, give one's assent, concur with, accede to.
sanctity, n. holiness, sanctitude, saintliness, godliness; sacredness, divineness, divinity; religiosity, spirituality, devoutness, piety, religiousness; devotion, dedication, reverence; righteousness, goodness, virtue, virtuousness, purity, chastity, grace,
sanctuary, n. 1. holy place, shrine, reliquary, naos, dagoba; sanctum, delubrum, adytum, bethel; altar, tabernacle, holy of holies, sanctum, sanctorum, ark; chancel, Eccles. sacrarium, conventicle, chapel, chantry, oratory, prayer house, Hinduism, ashram or asmara; church, house of worship, house of God, temple, synagogue, Yiddish, shul, mosque, pagoda.
2. asylum, refuge, haven, port; shelter, safe-hold, retreat; hideout, hideaway, hiding place, cover, covert, cache, cubbyhole; safety, seclusion, immunity, quarantine.
3. preserve, reserve, reservation, park; wildlife preserve, bird sanctuary, national park, national forest, state forest; Indian reservation, sacred ground.
sand, n. 1. gravel, debris, grit, detritus, attritus; grain, grain of sand, granule, speck, bit, brecchia.
2. sands beach, shore, seashore, strand; sandbar, sand dune, sand hill, sand pile; desert, waste, Sahara.
3. U.S. Informal, pluck, courage, grit, true grit, nerve, Inf. backbone; mettle, Inf. spunk, SI. guts, chutzpah, toughness, gameness.
-v. 4. smooth, sandpaper, emery, file; grind, abrade, pumice, scour, buff; polish, burnish, dress, rub.
sandbank, n. shoal, ridge, reef, bar, shallow; sandbar, ford, coral reef; key, cay, atoll, island, isle,
sandy, adj. 1. gravelly, gritty, shingly, pebbly; sabulous, arenose, grainy, granular, granulated, Geol. pSammitic.
2. yellowish-red, saffron, tawny, ocher, ocherous, buff; yellow, yellowish, xanthous, topaz, lutescent, golden; flaxen, blond, tow-headed, dirty blond.
3. unstable, shaky, shifting, vicissitudinous; infirm, unsteady, changeful, changing; unsubstantial, unreliable, precarious, unsafe, unsound, hazardous.
sane, adj. 1. rational, normal, right, right-minded, Latin, compos mentis; sober, stable, of sound mind, of sound judgment, sound-minded; sound, healthy, wholesome; lucid, cogent, logical, perceiving, discerning; SI. all there, SI. together, SI. having all one's marbles, in possession of one's faculties or senses.
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.