mulct, n. 1. fine, penalty, amercement, (at English universities) sconce, settlement, Law. damages; forfeiture, forfeit, Eng. Law. praemunire, confiscation, Law. escheat, Law. sequestration; fixed fee, fee, charge, cost, Hist. scot.
-v. 2. fine, amerce, impose a fine on, (at English universities) sconce; confiscate, Law. sequestrate, Law. escheat; penalize, punish, exact punishment.
3. defraud, Law. extort, fleece, swindle, cheat, bilk.
mule, n. 1. hinny, jackass, ass, donkey, burro, jenny; hybrid, crossbreed, mixed breed, mongrel.
2. Informal, stubborn person, recalcitrant, irreconcilable, diehard, Inf. bitter-ender, stickler.
mulish, adj. 1. stubborn, obstinate, pervicacious, pig-headed, obdurate, headstrong, willful, strong-willed, self-willed; intransigent, uncompromising, irreconcilable, unyielding, unbending; hard-line, determined, rigid, inflexible, dogged, pertinacious, inexorable; cross-grained, wrong-headed, perverse, contrary, froward, resistant, opposed, restive, balky, balking; intractable, indocile, unsubmissive, uncompliant, immovable, uncooperative, wayward, unconforming, nonconforming.
2. disobedient, refractory, stiff-necked, fractious, recalcitrant, rebellious, insubordinate, defiant, contumacious, recusant; uncompliable, indomitable, unconquerable, unsubduable; difficult, hard to handle, unmanageable, ungovernable, unteachable.
mull, v. 1. study, examine, con, evaluate, weigh, turn over, review, revolve; ruminate, cogitate, chew, chew one's cud, reflect on, think over, rack one's brains, cudgel one's brain, trouble one's head; brood, dwell on, be in a brown study; ponder, muse, think about, wonder about, consider, speculate, dream about; concentrate, focus, put one's mind to, have one's mind on; meditate, contemplate, cerebrate, think, put on one's thinking cap, be abstracted, be lost in thought. 2. muddle, fuddle, jumble, mix up, mess up, make a mess, make a hash, confuse; bungle, botch, make sad work of, Inf. muff, SI. blow, blunder, boggle, make a mistake, mistake, err, slip, trip, fumble, stumble, slip up, trip up, SI. screw up.
multicolored, adj. polychromatic, polychromic, of many colors or shades or hues, versicolor, multicolor; prismatic, prismatical, spectral, rainbowy, rainbowlike, colorful, brilliant, pavonine; iridescent, pearly, opalescent, opaline, nacreous, nacred, Crystall. pleo-chroic; shot, variegated, varied, varicolored, kaleidoscopic; parti-colored, marble, marbly, marmoreal, marmorean, motley, streaked, striated, striped; piebald, pied, (esp. of horses) skewbald, dappled, brindled, spotted, mottled, speckled, flecked; checked, checkered, plaid, tartan.
multifaceted, adj. 1. many-sided, many-faced; manifold, multifold, multiplex, multifarious, multitudinous; multitalented, diversified, variegated, eclectic.
2. intricate, complicated, complex, involved; knotty, tortuous, convoluted, difficult.
multifarious, adj. multitudinous, manifold, multifold, multiplex, multiple, numerous, many, several; of many kinds, varied, miscellaneous, various, diverse, divers, sundry; heterogeneous, motley, mixed; manysided, many-faceted, diversified, variegated, eclectic; multiform, polymorphous, polymorphic, diversiform, variform, omnifarious, Elect.1 multiphase.
multiform, n. polymorphous, polymorphic, diversiform, variform, omnifarious, Elect, multiphase; multifarious, manifold, multifold, multiplex.
multiplication, n. 1. increase, augmentation, addition, superaddition; enlargement, magnification, great-ening, expansion, build-up, heightening, aggrandizement; doubling, duplication, redoubling, tripling, triplication, quadrupling, quadruplication, quintuplica-tion, quintupling, sextupling, septupling, septuplica-tion, octupling, decupling, Bridge, redouble; growth, accretion, acceleration, speed-up, intensification, rise, mushrooming, burgeoning.
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.