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actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
frigid - intensely cold; cold in manner; Ex. frigid zone
parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
deserts - what someone deserves
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
addendum - addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)