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quandary

quan·da·ry

quandary

 
pronunciation:
kwan d ri [or] kwan dri
part of speech: noun
inflections: quandaries
definition: a situation of uncertainty, puzzlement, or hesitation; dilemma.
Discovering that she'd fallen in love with a married man put her in a quandary.
synonyms:
dilemma, knot, perplexity, predicament
similar words:
bind, box, doubt, nonplus