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Difficult situations and experiences - synonyms or related words

crisis

noun

an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation

battle

noun

a situation in which someone is trying very hard to deal with a difficult situation

nightmare

noun

an extremely difficult or frightening situation

ordeal

noun

an extremely unpleasant experience, especially one that lasts for a long time

trouble

noun

an unpleasant, difficult, or dangerous situation

hell

noun

a situation that is extremely unpleasant

tragedy

noun

a bad situation that makes people very upset or angry

quagmire

noun

a situation that is so difficult or complicated that you cannot make much progress

worst-case scenario

a situation that is the worst one that you can imagine

stress

noun

a situation that makes you feel stress

conlang

… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

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