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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Late Latin
Origin: praedicamentum, from praedicare; PREDICATE2

predicament

noun
     
pre‧dic‧a‧ment [countable]
a difficult or unpleasant situation in which you do not know what to do, or in which you have to make a difficult choice:
the country's economic predicament
She went to the office to explain her predicament.
in a predicament
Other married couples are in a similar predicament.

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