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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quandary  \Quan"da*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Quandaries}.  [Prob.  fr  OE 
  wandreth  adversity,  perplexity,  Icel.  wandr[ae][eth]i 
  difficulty,  trouble,  fr  vandr  difficult.] 
  A  state  of  difficulty  or  perplexity;  doubt;  uncertainty. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quandary  \Quan"da*ry\,  v.  t. 
  To  bring  into  a  state  of  uncertainty,  perplexity,  or 
  difficulty.  [Obs.]  --Otway. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {predicament},  {plight}] 
  2:  state  of  uncertainty  or  perplexity  especially  as  requiring  a 
  choice  between  equally  unfavorable  options  [syn:  {dilemma}] 

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