Definitions: (1) able or capable; duly qualified; (2) answering all requirements; suitable; sufficient; (3) fit for or adequate to the purpose

Derivation: Latin, “to strive or seek together”

• Able to put up with a lot.
• Able to set things straight.
• Able to power up for action.
• Able to pull your own weight.
• Able to take difficulty in stride.
• Able to pull yourself up by your bootstraps.

• To know happiness, it helps to know unhappiness. — Alastair John Campbell (1957-) British author & strategist
• Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. — C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish-born British novelist