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Noun: plight  plIt
  1. A situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
    "the woeful plight of homeless people";
    - predicament, quandary
     
  2. [archaic] A solemn pledge of fidelity
    - troth [archaic]
Verb: plight  plIt
Usage: archaic
  1. Give to in marriage
    - betroth [archaic], engage, affiance [literary]
     
  2. Promise solemnly and formally
    - pledge

Derived forms: plights, plighting, plighted

Type of: assurance, assure, difficulty, fix [informal], hole [informal], jam [informal], kettle of fish [informal], mess [informal], muddle [informal], pickle [informal], pledge, promise, vow