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a disastrous situation that cannot be controlled
an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
a situation in which someone is trying very hard to deal with a difficult situation
an extremely difficult or frightening situation
an extremely unpleasant experience, especially one that lasts for a long time
a situation that makes you feel stress
an unpleasant, difficult, or dangerous situation
a situation that is extremely unpleasant
a bad situation that makes people very upset or angry
a pattern on a sandy beach, made as a form of natural art …
a hard thin Chinese biscuit that has a piece of paper inside with a message about your future on it
a symbol named after King Adinkra, used in West Africa in fabric and on other items
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Free thesaurus definition of difficult situations and experiences from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.