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::: aviary - enclosure for birds; large cage
::: dismantle - take apart; disassemble
::: submissive - willing to obey orders; yielding; timid
::: engender - cause; produce; give rise to
::: colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
::: intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
::: ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
::: glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
::: equipoise - balance; balancing force; equilibrium
::: conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)