how to pronounce quandary


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quandary is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of quandary in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… serious theological quandary for iraq as …”

meanings of quandary


  1. A dilemma, a difficult decision or choice.
  2. A state of not knowing what to decide; a state of difficulty or perplexity; a state of uncertainty, hesitation or puzzlement.

quandary frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word quandary occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics quandary can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that quandary can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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