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venom

  

      n  
1    a poisonous fluid secreted by such animals as certain snakes and scorpions and usually transmitted by a bite or sting  
2    malice; spite  
     (C13: from Old French venim, from Latin venenum poison, love potion; related to venus sexual love)  
  venomless      adj  
  venomous      adj  
  venomously      adv  
  venomousness      n  
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venom

  
1    bane, poison, toxin  
2    acidity, acrimony, bitterness, gall, grudge, hate, ill will, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignity, pungency, rancour, spite, spitefulness, spleen, virulence  
  
Antonyms     
  
2    benevolence, charity, compassion, favour, goodwill, kindness, love, mercy  

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