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Noun: quandary  kwón-d(u-)ree
  1. A situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
    "finds himself in a most awkward quandary";
    - predicament, plight
     
  2. State of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavourable options
    - dilemma

Derived forms: quandaries

Type of: difficulty, perplexity

Encyclopedia: Quandary