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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
gnome - dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards
adverse - going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
savory - pleasant in taste; tasty; pleasing, attractive, or agreeable; Ex. savory reputation
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
atrocity - brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious
hypothetical - based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis
codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
apathy - lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic