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hoary - white with age
viper - poisonous snake
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
earthy - unrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal