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Synonyms for quandary

a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options

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was a closely orchestrated essay on open-endedness, the ordinariness of the infinite, and the perennial quandaries of repetition, contradiction, and deferral.
Hunter's prose isn't subtle as it preaches male self-reliance and responsibility, but his landscape of characters and their quandaries are sho'nuff true to life.
The same listing also included answers to long-debated theological quandaries.
The very nature and philosophy of assisted living also poses its own quandaries.
Adding to their quandaries, 4 out of 10 are confused about eating healthy.
Articulate, methodical, accessible, "Kabbalah Revealed" is a superb introduction to, and explanation of, what and how this ancient body of knowledge can provide wisdom, insight, and solutions into the phenomena and quandaries of contemporary life.
The reporters of struggling news network I-24 are almost constantly finding themselves in quandaries that were covered in Journalism Ethics 101: remuneration for sources, withholding privileged information despite threats of jail time, ambushing interviewees, the appropriateness of reporting salacious scandals, sleeping with one's editor (OK, maybe that last isn't covered until JE 201).
Stunning frocks that might seem to hearken back to artistic sources, the Klimt lily-pad patterns and palette of Evening Dress with Belt, 1969, soon raze such quandaries with the microexplosions of their material complexity: "Bodice of black over yellow silk chiffon, vertically pin-tucked; bead embroidery by D.
Ranging from tests that spot diseases decades before symptoms appear to cures that replace disease-causing DNA, the clinical dreams of the Human Genome Project have been well documented, as have the ethical quandaries it will bring.
DSA will transform the way analysts and managers analyze alternative investments, helping them to gain more insight into hedge fund performance than ever before," said Michael Markov, CEO and co-founder of MPI and a highly regarded mathematician who has consistently developed sophisticated and innovative approaches to solve investment research quandaries.
Each has strict ethical principles and moral principles; both face quandaries in their daily lives, and the complex interplay of love effects not only on two people, but also on each one's network of family and friends, plays out with realism so strong the reader feels it in the gut.