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English definition of “quandary”


noun [no plural]     /ˈkwɒndəri/
a situation in which you are trying to make a difficult choice : We're in a quandary over which school to send her to.UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
(Definition of quandary noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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