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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
vagrant - wandering from place to place; roving; stray; moving in a random fashion; Ex. vagrant thoughts; N. vagrancy
allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
prescience - ability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient
scurrilous - abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor