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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
::: turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
::: smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
::: whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
::: tutelage - guardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
::: sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
::: luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
::: pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader
::: thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift
::: contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition