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quagmire

noun [C]     /ˈkwɒɡ.maɪər/ US  /ˈkwæɡ.maɪr/
an area of soft, wet ground that you sink into if you try to walk on it: At the end of the match, the pitch was a real quagmire.Wetland a difficult and dangerous situation: Since the coup, the country has sunk deeper into a quagmire of violence and lawlessness.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
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