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римановое многообразие or риманово многообразие?

These are so-called possessive adjectives which are used extensively (but not exclusively) in science, medicine and religion: булева алгебра базедова болезнь ахиллесова пята прокрустово ложе ...
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римановое многообразие or риманово многообразие?

This is a possessive adjectival form. Притяжательные прилагательные - разряд прилагательных, выражающих принадлежность чего-либо лицу или животному (отцовы сапоги, волчья нора). П. п. ...
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How can I figure out if an adjective is hard or soft without seeing its ending?

If we're talking about masculine singular adjectives, they may: end in -ый after б, в, д, з, л, м, п, р, с, т, ц when the ending isn't stressed: гру́бый, но́вый, го́рдый, безгла́зый, бе́лый, ...
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How can I figure out if an adjective is hard or soft without seeing its ending?

The page you linked to isn't giving you the whole story. Even if we leave aside possessive adjectives (лисий, волчий, заячий), there are a lot more declension types besides just hard and soft. Each ...
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How can I figure out if an adjective is hard or soft without seeing its ending?

1.If the stem ends with -в-, -ф-, -б-, -п-, -д-, -т-, -з-, -с-, -л-, -м- и -р-, it's of the hard type: новый, новая, новые. Stems ending in –ж-, -ш-, -щ- и –ч-, with the stress on the stem, are of ...
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"Я десять лет открещивался от своего"

"Открещиваться" it's sort of to intensely or demonstratively refuse to accept, so in this particular case the narrator has denied for 10 years what was actually his. Originally it was a word for ...
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Why don't the personal possessive adjectives его (his), её (her), and их (their) decline for the dative case?

The point is, его, её, их lack not only a special Dative case form, but they are not declinable at all, they have the same form for all the cases, both singular and plural, for example, in plural: от ...
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"Я десять лет открещивался от своего"

The matter is that it seems to be written about Bulgakov's first wife, after they divorced having been married for about 11 years. So, he had been refusing to appreciate what (or whom) he had. ...
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"Я десять лет открещивался от своего"

You are almost right but with one exception. The aforecited phrase is to be related to his wife only. For no visible reason he had been shrugging her off for 10 years when he suddenly arrived at an ...
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