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

Derivation: Latin, com “with, together” + petere “to strive or seek”

Quote: 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