SI. pig in, SI. stuff one's face, SI. tuck in.
2. consume, dispatch, finish, finish off, dispose of, get rid of, SI. polish off, SI. do in, SI. kill; destroy, ruin, ravage, wreck havoc upon; devastate, lay to waste, waste; demolish, wipe out, wreck, SI. total; wipe off the map, erase, obliterate, eradicate.
3. engulf, swallow up, envelop, swamp; overcome, overwhelm, conquer, subjugate; triumph over, whip, drub, rout; overturn, vanquish, overpower; thrash, trim, break.
4. take in, drink in, absorb; ogle, fix on, stare, gape, Inf. gawk, Inf. give [s.o.] the once over, SI. eyeball, SI. slobber over, Si. drool over.
devout, adj. 1. pious, reverent, religious, worship ful, prayerful, church-going, faithful; heaven-minded, holy, godly, saintly, seraphic; angelic, pure in heart; pietistic, righteous, solemn, serious.
2. sincere, earnest, heartfelt; fervent, fervid, ardent, intense, vehement.
dexterity, n. 1. adroitness, deftness, sleight, sleight of hand, legerdemain; nimbleness, agility, quickness; handiness, right-handedness, neatness, skillfulness, skill, faculty, knack, talent; finesse, felicity, ambidexterity, facility, readiness; artistry, craft, proficiency, adeptness, address, mastery, authority, expertness.
2. cleverness, shrewdness, Inf. cuteness, artifice, cunning, cunningness, guile, canniness, subtleness, artfulness, craftiness; ingenuity, ingeniousness, inventiveness, resourcefulness; astuteness, keenness, acuteness, sharpness, sharp-wittedness; sagaciousness, sagacity, aptness, smartness, wittiness.
dexterous, adj. 1. adroit, deft, ambidextrous, handy, neat, Brit. Dial, feat; nimble, agile, quick; facile, ready, skilled, skillful; proficient, adept, experienced, Fr. au fait.
2. clever, shrewd, Archaic, parlous, Inf cute; ingenious, inventive, resourceful; cunning, canny, guileful, subtle, artful, crafty, slick; astute, keen, acute, sharp, sharp-witted, sharp as a tack, quick-witted; sagacious, apt, smart, witty.
3. masterful, masterly, expert, artistic; excellent, polished, finished, well executed; workmanlike, work-manly, practiced, accomplished.
diabolic, adj. 1. damnable, accursed, execrable; abominable, horrible, horrid, hideous, monstrous, atrocious; base, vile, odious, obnoxious, villainous, sinister; wicked, iniquitous, sinful, evil, impious, Obs. scelerous, black-hearted, corrupt, depraved, Archaic. facinorous; reprobate, nefarious, flagitious, heinous; profligate, immoral, dissolute, vitiated, perverted, perverse; pestilential, malevolent, malicious, malign, maleficent, malefic.
2. devilish, diabolical, fiendish, ghoulish; satanic, Mephistophelian, demonic, demoniac, demoniacal, cacodemonic; infernal, hellish.
diadem, n. 1. crown, coronet, tiara, mitre.
2. wreath, garland, laurel, bays; circlet, headband, fillet, chaplet.
diagram, n. 1. drawing, line drawing, sketch, draft; picture, view, illustration, representation; outline, delineation, skeleton, figure, profile.
2. chart, graph, plot, table, scheme, schema, blueprint.
dial, n. 1. sundial, horologe, clock, timepiece.
-v. 2. telephone, Inf phone, call, call up, Brit.
ring up, Inf. buzz, Inf. give [s.o.j a ring or buzz.
dialect, n. 1. tongue, speech, speech pattern, idiom, regionalism, localism, provincialism, accent; vernacular, colloquialism, patois, pidgin, pigeon, lingua franca.
2. jargon, cant, argot, parlance, lingo, slang.
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.