Manifold is a smarty-pants way to say "varied," "many," or "multiple." There are many good reasons to expand your vocabulary, so you could say the benefits of learning new words are manifold.
Manifold sounds like "many fold," which is what it is — something with many features, like a wallet with lots of folds so stuffed with junk that makes you sit funny when it's in your back pocket. As an adjective, manifold loves to appear in books, like Mrs. Gryce in Edith Wharton's "The House of Mirth," whose "domestic duties were manifold." As a noun, a manifold is a pipe branching into many openings, often found in car engines.
n a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes
a manifold that receives exhaust gases from the cylinders and conducts them to the exhaust pipe
manifold that carries vaporized fuel from the carburetor to the inlet valves of the cylinders
a manifold consisting of a pipe to carry fuel to each cylinder in an internal-combustion engine
v combine or increase by multiplication
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cause to grow or increase rapidly
arrange or combine in pairs
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make bigger or more