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quag·mire

quagmire

 
 
pronunciation:
kwaeg maIr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: wet, soft, sucking ground; marsh; bog.
The fallen tree was soon absorbed by the quagmire.The hunters took care to skirt around the quagmire.
synonyms:
bog, fen, marsh, mire, morass, swamp
definition 2: an unpleasant situation that is difficult to escape.
The country had gotten itself into a quagmire with this apparently unwinnable war.
synonyms:
dilemma, predicament
similar words:
bind, mire
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derivation: quagmiry (adj.)