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

  Venomous \Ven"om*ous\, a. [OE. venemous, venimous, F. venimeux,
     L. venenosus, fr. venenum poison. See Venom, and cf.
     1. Full of venom; noxious to animal life; poisonous; as, the
        bite of a serpent may be venomous.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.) Having a poison gland or glands for the secretion
        of venom, as certain serpents and insects.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Noxious; mischievous; malignant; spiteful; as, a venomous
        progeny; a venomous writer.
        [1913 Webster]
     Venomous snake (Zool.), any serpent which has poison glands
        and fangs, whether dangerous to man or not. These serpents
        constitute two tribes, the viperine serpents, or
        Solenoglypha, and the cobralike serpents, or
        Proteroglypha. The former have perforated, erectile fangs
        situated in the front part of the upper jaw, and are
        without ordinary teeth behind the fangs; the latter have
        permanently erect and grooved fangs, with ordinary
        maxillary teeth behind them.
        [1913 Webster] -- Ven"om*ous*ly, adv. --
        Ven"om*ous*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom;
             "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite" [syn:
             deadly, venomous, virulent]
      2: marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful; "poisonous
         hate"; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip" [syn:
         poisonous, venomous, vicious]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  108 Moby Thesaurus words for "venomous":
     acerbic, acrid, acute, antagonistic, antipathetic, baleful,
     baneful, belligerent, bitter, catching, caustic, clashing,
     colliding, communicable, conflicting, contagious, corroding,
     corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, cutting,
     damaging, dangerous, deadly, deleterious, despiteful, destructive,
     detrimental, disadvantageous, disserviceable, distressing, drastic,
     embittered, envenomed, excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme,
     fierce, full of hate, furious, great, harmful, hateful, hostile,
     hurtful, immoderate, infectious, infective, injurious, intemperate,
     intense, keen, lethal, malefic, maleficent, malevolent, malicious,
     malign, malignant, mean, mephitic, miasmal, miasmatic, miasmic,
     mischievous, noisome, noxious, ominous, outrageous, pernicious,
     pestiferous, pestilential, piercing, poison, poisonous,
     prejudicial, quarrelsome, rancorous, repugnant, rigorous, rough,
     savage, scatheful, set against, severe, sharp, sore, spiteful,
     splenetic, splitting, tough, toxic, toxicant, toxiferous,
     unconscionable, vehement, venenate, veneniferous, venenous,
     vicious, violent, viperish, viperlike, viperous, virulent,

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