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predicament

pre·dic·a·ment

predicament

 
 
pronunciation:
pr dI k mnt
part of speech: noun
definition: a difficult or dangerous situation with a solution that may be hard to find.
Cornered by an angry bear, the campers found themselves in a bad predicament.
synonyms:
fix, jam
similar words:
bind, corner, mess, scrape, spot, straits