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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
::: pulsate - throb; beat regularly; vibrate regularly
::: respiration - breathing; exhalation; ADJ. respiratory
::: duration - length of time something lasts
::: wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
::: harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
::: prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
::: vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
::: flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
::: malefactor - evildoer; criminal