plight 1 (plīt)
A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one. See Synonyms at predicament.
[Middle English, alteration (influenced by plight, risky promise or pledge) of plit, fold, wrinkle, situation, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin plicitum, neuter past participle of plicāre, to fold; see plek- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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