Literate

Adjective. able to read and write
LITTERA "letter"

The literacy rate in many third world countries is very low due to the fact that only the rich can afford school fees.

Circumscribe

Transitive Verb. to confine, to limit
SCRIBO, SCRIBERE, SCRIPSI, SCRIPTUM "to write"

The prisoner, circumscribed by walls on every side, could not even tell if it was day or night.

Pseudonym

noun. a fictitious name

In the show Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus used the pseudonym Hannah Montana keep her normal life and her famous life separate.

Ignominious

adjective. shameful; disgraceful

After making his daughter cry, Tim felt ignominious enough to buy her the puppy she had been begging for.