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predicament

noun [C] uk   /prɪˈdɪk.ə.mənt/ us    /prə-/ formal
an unpleasant situation that is difficult to get out of: She is hoping to get a loan from her bank to help her out of her financial predicament. I'm in a bit of a predicament because I've accidentally accepted two invitations to dinner on the same night.
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