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manipulative

adjective    /məˈnɪp·jə·lə·t̬ɪv, -ˌleɪ·t̬ɪv/
tending to influence or control someone or something to your advantage, often without anyone knowing it: He is resourceful, smart, skillful, ingenious, and savvy, but he also can be manipulative.
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