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di·lem·ma

dilemma

 
 
pronunciation:
dih le m
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part of speech: noun
definition: a situation that requires a choice between two actions, neither of which will be a good solution.
He found himself in a dilemma: Either he tells on his friend and loses a friend, or he keeps quiet and lets the wrong person take the blame.
 
synonyms:
predicament
similar words:
bind, box, fix, puzzle
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The word dilemma contains the following part:
di-2, diplo- Greek prefix that means two, double
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synonyms:
bi-, bin-, du, duo