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lit
Latin root that means "writing" or "letter"
literature
the "writings" of a period, language, or country
literacy
the ability to read and write
literary
having to do with books and writing
literate
able to read and write
obliterate
historically, to strike out the writing - to erase all traces, destroy completely
plex/pli/ply
Latin root that means "fold" or "twine"
duplex
twofold, or having two parts
complex
made up of a number of intertwined parts; hard to understand
complexion
the quality and appearance of the skin, particularly of the face
complicate
to "intertwine" so as to make hard to understand
comply
to "turn back and fold in to a demand" and do as requested or commanded
imply
to "turn back on a statement" and express something without saying it; suggest
perplexed
thoroughly confused by intertwined ideas
pliant
folding or bending easily, flexible
supplication
act of begging earnestly or praying humbly (from the gesture of bending or bowing down when asking)