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 for venom
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Venom \Ven"om\, n. [OE. venim, OF. venim, venin, F. venin, L.
     venenum. Cf. Venenate.]
     1. Matter fatal or injurious to life; poison; particularly,
        the poisonous matter which certain animals, such as
        serpents, scorpions, bees, etc., secrete in a state of
        health, and communicate by biting or stinging.
        [1913 Webster]
              Or hurtful worm with cankered venom bites. --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Spite; malice; malignity; evil quality. --Chaucer. "The
        venom of such looks." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Venom; virus; bane. See Poison.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Venom \Ven"om\, v. t. [OE. venimen, OF. venimer, L. venenare.
     See Venom, n.]
     To infect with venom; to envenom; to poison. [R.] "Venomed
     vengeance." --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and
           poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)
      2: feeling a need to see others suffer [syn: malice,
         maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  138 Moby Thesaurus words for "venom":
     abomination, acaricide, acrimony, acuteness, animality, animosity,
     animus, antagonism, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antiseptic, atrocity,
     bad, bad blood, bane, barbarity, befoulment, bitter feeling,
     bitterness, blight, bloodlust, brutality, bug bomb,
     carbamate insecticide, chemosterilant,
     chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, communicability,
     contact poison, contagion, contagiousness, corruption, crying evil,
     damage, deadliness, defilement, defoliant, despoliation,
     destruction, destructiveness, detriment, disinfectant, eradicant,
     evil, extremity, ferociousness, feud, fierceness, force, fumigant,
     fungicide, furiousness, gall, germicide, grievance, hard feelings,
     harm, harshness, hate, hatred, havoc, herbicide, hostility, hurt,
     ill, ill blood, ill feeling, ill will, impetuosity, inclemency,
     infection, infectiousness, infectivity, inhumanity, injury,
     insect powder, insecticide, intensity, malevolence, malice,
     maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, mercilessness, microbicide,
     mindlessness, mischief, miticide, murderousness, noxiousness,
     organic chlorine, organic phosphate insecticide, outrage,
     pesticide, pitilessness, poison, poisonousness, pollution, rancor,
     rat poison, rigor, roach paste, roach powder, rodenticide,
     roughness, savagery, severity, sharpness, soreness, sourness,
     spite, spitefulness, spleen, stomach poison, systemic,
     systemic insecticide, terrorism, the worst, toxic, toxicant,
     toxicity, toxin, ungentleness, vandalism, vehemence, vendetta,
     venin, venomousness, vermicide, vexation, viciousness, violence,
     virulence, virulency, virus, vitriol, weed killer, woe, wrong

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