Plight 

I am a bit of a thesaurus junky. Probably because my brain is a hunk of swiss cheese, but that’s another story for another day. 

A few minutes ago, while composing a business email, I looked up the word “plight” to make sure I was using it in the right context (I wasn’t) and laughed out loud at the results. 

The alternative options included words like calamity, difficulty, misfortune, ordeal. A little further down the list was marriage, betrothed and vow. I think that’s kind of telling, don’t you?

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