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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
acrophobia - fear of heights
execute - put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
candor - frankness; open honesty; ADJ. candid
spate - sudden flood or rush; Ex. spate of accidents