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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
hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
glitter - shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
snivel - complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
alienate - make unfriendly or hostile; estrange; separate; change the ownership of
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
worldly - engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
ingrate - ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
strew - spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter; Ex. flower girl strewing rose petals
bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd