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cinch, picnic, breeze, duck soup, child's play, no sweat.
2. comfortable, contented, satisfied, well-pleased, at ease; secure, tranquil, quiet, untroubled, relieved.
3. easygoing, carefree, casual. See - easygoing.
4. lenient, indulgent, light, undemanding, unexacting; gentle, mild, soft; unoppressive, unburdensome.
5. compliant, tractable, docile, manageable; accommodating, amenable, agreeable; complaisant, acquiescent, submissive; susceptible.
6. smooth, unconstrained, free; clear, limpid, lucid, fluent, flowing, graceful, natural, unforced; loose, un-confining, unrestricting, roomy, ample.
7. informal, casual, unceremonious, down-to-earth; unaffected, natural, homey,
SI. just-folks; unreserved, unrestrained, open; suave, urbane, sophisticated.
8. leisurely, unhurried, moderate, temperate, regular, steady, even, jog trot.

easygoing, adj. 1. unworried, calm, carefree, careless, without a care in the world, nonchalant, happy-go-lucky, cheerful; unconcerned, insouciant, uninvolved, indifferent, pococurante, apathetic.
2. relaxed, laid-back, casual, placid, serene, cool, composed, unruffled,
Inf. together; even-tempered, mild-tempered, unexcitable, imperturbable; patient, tolerant, understanding, uncritical, accepting,

eat, v. 1. take a meal, fare, break bread, dine, sup, lunch, breakfast, SI. put or tie on the feedbag, snack, nosh; feed, take sustenance, take in nourishment, refresh the inner man, ingest, consume; masticate, chew, munch, champ, crunch, bite, nibble; devour, tuck in, fall to, gobble up, gulp down, bolt, wolf, Inf. put away or down, Inf. pack away or in, Chiefly Brit. SI. scoff or scoff up, SI. scarf down, SI. garbage or garbage down; feast, banquet, gormandize, fress, gorge, engorge, glut, SI. pig out, SI. stuff one's face.
2. corrode, wear away, waste away, rust, decay, rot, crumble, molder; gnaw through, bore into; ravage, devastate, destroy, demolish, ruin.
3. eat one's heart out
long for, hunger for, pine for, hanker after, want, desire, crave; lament, sorrow, grieve, despond.

eatable, adj. edible, comestible, esculant; dietetic. See - edible.

eater, n. diner, luncher, breakfaster, nosher, nib-bler, snacker; consumer, devourer, gorger, glutton, gourmand, Inf. pig, Inf. hog; gourmet, epicure,

eavesdrop, v. overhear, bend an ear, listen in, prick up one's ears, harken; wiretap, Inf. tap, SI. bug; prowl, pry, Inf. snoop,

eavesdropper, n. big ears, Dumbo, listener, hearer, auditor; wiretapper; gossip, Chiefly Scot. delator, Paul Pry, Peeping Tom, spy, Inf. snooper,

ebb, n. 1. reflux, refluence, flowing back, receding, recession, retrocession; outflow, outflux; ebb tide, low tide, low water, neap tide, neap.
2. decline, wane, fall-off, subsidence; decay, erosion, wasting away, dying out, weakening, falling; deterioration, degeneration, regression, retrogression.
3. lowest point, nadir, rock bottom; worst possible state,
SI. the pits.
-v.
4. recede, retire, flow back, withdraw, draw back, retrocede; subside, abate, fall away, fall back.
5. decline, sink, flag, droop, wane; decay, deteriorate, degenerate, crumble, wither, shrivel; languish, fade away, waste away; decrease, dwindle, die out,
Inf. peter out.

ebony, n. 1. black, jet, ink, coal, pitch, soot, charcoal.

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Basic English Usage
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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