4. misfortune, adversity, straits, difficulties, sea of troubles; hardship, austerity, need, necessitude, privation, lack, want; poverty, pennilessness, destitution, penury, wolf at the door, pauperism, beggary, impecu-niosity.
5. danger, peril, imperilment, precariousness, liability, jeopardy; disaster, calamity, catastrophe.
-v. 6. pain, sadden, aggrieve, make one's heart bleed, break one's heart; deject, dishearten, make miserable, depress; injure, wound, hurt, cut up, cut to the quick, cut to the heart, scathe.
7. afflict, grieve, perturb, disturb, harrow; trouble, worry, bother, harry, vex, annoy; persecute, plague, harass, oppress; torment, torture, agonize, inflict suffering upon.
8. encumber, overburden, overload; tax, strain, sap, weaken, enervate, wear out. distribute, v. 1. deal out, allot, dole out, mete out, parcel out, Inf. dish out, Inf. spoon out; dispense, award, allocate, apportion; administer, discharge, minister, apply; assign, issue, give out, detail; divide, Inf. divvy, partition, prorate, quarter; share, measure, admeasure, portion out.
2. disperse, dispel, spread, scatter, strew, bestrew; disseminate, overspread, sprinkle, spatter, circumfuse; sow, diffuse, propagate, broadcast.
3. pass out, deliver, circulate, convey, transmit; pass around, hand out, hawk.
4. classify, class, arrange, order, assort, compart; methodize, systematize; catalogue, tabulate, codify; divide, break into, break down, separate, set apart. distribution, n. 1. allotment, allocation, disbursement, assignment, dole; apportionment, portion, prorating, partition, repartition, quarter; lot, parcel, share, slice, cut, bit, Inf. divvy; administration, issuance, ministration, application.
2. dissemination, propagation, diffusion, dispersion, dispersal; circumfusion, scattering, strewing; circulation, spread, dispensation, broadcast; delivery, giving out, posting, shipment, transference.
3. arrangement, classification, organization, ordering, gradation; system, method, way; formulation, assortment, array, collation, collocation; tabulation, codification, cataloguing; division, breakup, separation.
4. frequency, rate of occurence or recurrence, prevalence, incidence, oftenness.
5. placement, location, deployment, disposition, situation; emplacement, fixation, localization, installation, establishment.
6. marketing, selling, merchandising, trafficking, retailing, trading; handling, transporting, dealing, exchange. district, n. 1. division, section, precinct, constituency, prefecture, department, arrondissement, ward; borough, province, state, canton, county, city; town, community, commune, parish; quarter, neighborhood.
2. region, area, domain, realm, sphere; zone, pale, demesne, territory, tract of land, Literary, clime; country, parts, place, locale, locality, Inf. neck of the woods. distrust, v. 1. mistrust, suspect, be suspicious of, be wary or leery of; shy away from, shrink from, watch out for; doubt, be skeptical of, disbelieve, have one's doubts, have misgivings, wonder about, question.
-n. 2. mistrust, credibility gap, lack of confidence or trust; suspicion, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, du-biosity, dubiousness; disbelief, unbelief, incredulity, incredulousness; watchfulness, wariness, leeriness, shyness; hesitation, uncertainty, misgiving, SI. bad vibes; qualm, question, second thought,
distrustful, adj. mistrustful, doubtful, dubious, suspicious; skeptical, disbelieving, unbelieving, incredulous; watchful, wary, leery, chary, shy, hesitating, uncertain, not sure, wondering, questioning; qualmish, uneasy, nervous,
disturb, v. 1. disquiet, discompose, ruffle, Inf. shake up; discommode, incommode, inconvenience, put out, put off.
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.