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::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
::: dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
::: immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
::: argot - slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
::: exult - rejoice
::: larceny - theft; Ex. petit larceny
::: malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
::: defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
::: obliterate - destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village