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viper

noun [C] uk   /ˈvaɪ.pər/ us    /-pɚ/
a small poisonous snake literary a very unpleasant person who you cannot trust: When I started my new job, I didn't realize that I was walking into a nest of vipers.
Translations of “viper”
in Spanish víbora…
in French vipère…
in German die Viper…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蝰蛇(一種小毒蛇), 陰險的人…
in Russian гадюка…
in Turkish engerek yılanı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蝰蛇(一种小毒蛇), 阴险的人…
in Polish żmija…
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