plic-, pli- plect-, plec-, plici-, -plex, -plexity, -plexus,
-ple, -pli, -plic, -plicat, -plicit, -plicate, -plication, -ply

(Latin: plicare, plecare, to fold, bend, curve, turn, twine, twist, interweave, weave)

1. An arrangement of things in order to make something visible or available for others to see.
2. An occasion when someone shows a particular feeling, quality, or attitude.
3. A computer screen or similar piece of equipment that shows information by showing messages, data, or graphics on a monitor.
4. To put something in a special place so people can easily see.
5. Showing a feeling, quality, or attitude by the way someone behaves.
6. To show a pattern of animal behavior; for example, to attract a mate or to defend a territory.
7. Etymology: from the late 13th century, "unfurl" (a banner, etc.), from Old French desploiir and Modern French déployer, "unfold, unfasten, spread out"; such as, knots, sealed letters, etc.; from Latin displicare, "to scatter" from dis-, "un-, apart" + plicare, "to fold".

Usually a reference to sails or flags (with no connection to "play" or playing").

duplicability (s) (noun) (no pl)
1. The quality of being reproducible, either of something written, recorded, or drawn: Jack's photos possessed the features necessary for the duplicability, which were important for his term paper at the end of the semester.
2. The capacity to repeat something that has already been accomplished: Steve's boss agreed to have him work for the same firm abroad and counted on the duplicability of his excellent work in the new country.
duplicable (adjective) (not comparable)
Capable of being reproduced or copied: The book supplied duplicable exercise sheets for the teachers to use in class.
duplicate (DOO pli cate") (verb), duplicates; duplicated; duplicating
To make an exact copy of something: Andy duplicated copies of pictures of his family to share with his mother.

Steve was duplicating copies of his building contract, keeping one copy for his files and mailing the other copy to the construction company.

duplicate (DOO pli kit, DYOO pli kit) (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to something that is exactly the same as something else: For some unknown reason, Louis started to receive two duplicate copies of the same magazine subscription each month.

duplicate (DOO pli kit, DYOO pli kit) (s) (noun), duplicates (pl)
Anything that is is precisely the same as something else: Elizabeth made duplicates of the medical payments before sending copies to the health insurance for refunding.

In case people lose their house keys, they should have duplicates some where in a safe and easily accessible place.

duplicitous (adjective), more duplicitous, most duplicitous
1. Descriptive of being deceitful or pretending to feel one way and actually being the opposite in speech or behavior: "The young man's excessive attention to the elderly woman at the party was recognized by her son as nothing more than a duplicitous way to steal her valuable necklace."
2. A dishonest action that is meant to trick someone or others: "The investigator exposed the financial investor's duplicitous techniques to get people to buy stock in his company."
duplicity (s) (noun), duplicities (pl)
1. A dishonest action or behavior which is meant to trick or to fool someone: The telephone caller who claimed to be the nephew of an elderly woman and who asked her for money was a duplicity that resulted in the arrest of the person who went to pick up the funds because Sarah was aware of such duplicities happening to others.
2. Etymology: borrowed from Middle French duplicite; from Late Latin duplicitatem, duplicitas, "doubleness".
A deliberate deceptiveness in behavior.
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A double dealing to achieve an illegal objective.
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employable (adjective), more employable, most employable
Relating to a person who is qualified to work: Merle was quite employable because she had the skills and abilities necessray for being successful in her future job.

Inter-related cross references involving word units meaning "bend, curve, turn": diversi-; diverticul-; flect-, flex-; gyro-; meand-; streph-; stroph-; tors-; tropo-; verg-; vers-; volv-.