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manipulative

adjective
     
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ma‧nip‧u‧la‧tive
1 clever at controlling or deceiving people to get what you want - used in order to show disapproval:
She was sly, selfish, and manipulative.
2 technical relating to the ability to handle objects in a skilful way:
Before a child can learn a musical instrument he or she first needs to acquire the necessary manipulative skills.
3 [only before noun] technicalMH relating to the skill of moving bones and joints into the correct position

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