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brain; mentor, master, mastermind, luminary, expert, authority; bookworm, bibliophile, highbrow, (collectively) intelligentsia.

thinking, adj. 1. rational, reasoning, reasonable, sensible, cerebral; logical, practical, pragmatic; intelligent, knowing, ratiocinative, percipient, perceiving; analytic, ideational, philosophical, sophic; speculative, imaginative.
2. reflective, contemplative, cogitative, cogitating, meditative, meditating, musing, pondering; reflecting, ruminant, ruminating, introspective; pensive, thoughtful, concentrating, preoccupied, engrossed, rapt in thought, lost in thought, bemused,
Archaic, museful; deliberative, excogitative, lucubratory, studious; conscientious, careful.
-n. 3. reasoning, rationcination, rationalization, intellectualization; cerebration, brainwork, headwork, ideation, cogitation, excogitation; train of thought, association of ideas.
4. thought, logic, reason, judgment; opinion, conjecture, belief, view; conviction, persuasion.
5. contemplation, contemplating, meditation, consideration, rumination, ruminating, brown study, musing, pondering, brooding, mulling over, chewing over, chewing one's cud, wondering; deliberation, deliberating, speculation, speculating, conjecturing.

thinness, n. 1. leanness, spareness, attenuation, skinniness; narrowness, slenderness, slimness, gracili-ty, gracileness, slightness; gauntness, lankness, lankiness, boniness; scrawniness, scragginess, scrubbiness, puniness, runtiness, smallness.
2. sparseness, sparcity, scantness, scareness, scarcity, infrequency, infrequence; scantiness, paucity, insufficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness.
3. flimsiness, insubstantiality, unsubstantiality, weakness, feebleness, frailty, frailness, fragility, fragileness; diaphaneity, diaphanousness, airiness, sheerness, lightness; delicateness, delicacy, fineness, silkiness, gauziness, filminess; translucence, translucency, transparency, transparence, transparentness.

thin*skinned, adj. sensitive, oversensitive, hypersensitive, supersensitive, easily offended; touchy, temperamental, moody; testy, irritable, tetchy, snappish, petulant, irascible; sulky, sullen, resentful; humorless, grumpy, morose; prudish, prim, squeamish, queasy.

thirst, n. 1. thirstiness, Med. polydipsia; dryness, parchedness, dehydration, desiccation.
2. craving, strong desire, eagerness, avidity, lust, lustfulness; desirousness, appetency, appetite, hunger, ravenousness, voracity, voraciousness; rapacity, rapaciousness, greed, greediness, cupidity, avarice, graspingness; longing, wish, wishing, desideration, want, wanting; yearning, hope, hoping, pining, sighing; hankering,
Inf. yen, Sl. itch, Sl. the hots; fancy, fancying, coveting, covetousness.
-v. 3. feel thirst, be thirsty, crave [s.t.] to drink; be dry, be parched, be dehydrated, be desiccated.
4. desire, crave, hunger for, have a strong desire for; lust after, burn for, pant for, be wild
or mad about, Sl. have the hots for, Inf. letch after; wish for, long for, desiderate, want; yearn for, hope for, care for, pine for, sign for; hanker after, have a yen for, covet, fancy, have a fancy for, have an eye to, set one's heart on.

thirsty, adj. 1. athirst, craving [s.t.] to drink; needing moisture, dry, droughty, parched, dehydrated, desiccated.
2. desirous, desiring, eager, avid, fain, longing, yearning, desiderative, hankering for,
Sl. itching for; burning or burning for, Sl. hot for, lusting after, Inf. dying for; greedy, craving, appetitive, hungry, ravenous, voracious, omnivorous; covetous, avaricious, rapacious.

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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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