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dilemma

noun [C] uk   /daɪˈlem.ə/ /dɪ-/ us  
B2 a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two different things you could do: The president is clearly in a dilemma about/over how to tackle the crisis. She faces the dilemma of disobeying her father or losing the man she loves. a moral/ethical dilemmaDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
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