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Noun: predicament  pri'di-ku-munt
  1. A situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
    "finds himself in a most awkward predicament";
    - quandary, plight

Derived forms: predicaments

Type of: difficulty, fix [informal], hole [informal], jam [informal], kettle of fish [informal], mess [informal], muddle [informal], pickle [informal]

Encyclopedia: Predicament