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quandary, dilemma
n. state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
plight, quandary, predicament
n. a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one; "finds himself in a most awkward predicament"; "the woeful plight of homeless people"
Quandary
n. software games magazine

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Fuzzynyms (61)

state
n. the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
state
n. the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
reciprocating saw, saber saw, jigsaw
n. a portable power saw with a reciprocating blade; can be used with a variety of blades depending on the application and kind of cut; generally have a plate that rides on the surface that is being cut
mental attitude, attitude
n. a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; "he had the attitude that work was fun"
anagram
n. a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase
secret writing, cryptograph, cryptogram
n. a piece of writing in code or cipher
mystifier, teaser, puzzler, puzzle
n. a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution; "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"; "that's a real puzzler"
brain-teaser, enigma, conundrum, riddle
n. a difficult problem
crossword puzzle, crossword
n. a puzzle in which words corresponding to numbered clues are to be found and written in to squares in the puzzle
word square, acrostic
n. a puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across
contingence, contingency, eventuality
n. a possible event or occurrence or result
pinch, exigency, emergency
n. a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency"
shape, condition
n. the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
shape, condition
n. the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
position, situation
n. a condition or position in which you find yourself; "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils"; "found herself in a very fortunate situation"
position, situation
n. a condition or position in which you find yourself; "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils"; "found herself in a very fortunate situation"
situation
n. a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
crisis
n. an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"
embroilment, imbroglio
n. an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation
circumstance
n. a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
embarrassment
n. the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy); "he is currently suffering financial embarrassments"
emergency
n. a state in which martial law applies; "the governor declared a state of emergency"
morale
n. a state of individual psychological well-being based upon a sense of confidence and usefulness and purpose
difficulty
n. a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties"
hole
n. a fault; "he shot holes in my argument"
job, problem
n. a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved; "she and her husband are having problems"; "it is always a job to contact him"; "urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"
portion, circumstances, lot, luck, fate, destiny, fortune
n. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion"
setting, circumstance, context
n. the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context"
mood, climate
n. the prevailing psychological state; "the climate of opinion"; "the national mood had changed radically since the last election"

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