Learning English

Memorize and Learn the Usage of the Word: QUANDARY

Quandary (Noun)

Sentence with Context:

So the ethical buyer–that is, someone trying to ensure that their purchasing does not negatively affect others–is in a quandary: if one buys an imported good, one may be making that good harder to purchase for locals. If one doesn’t buy an imported good, one may be contributing to the elimination of much-needed jobs.

Source: reconsidermedia.com

At this point, Argentina’s economy is intertwined with non-state actors, beyond just foreign investors, and the quandary the country’s leadership faces is this: how to balance their competing, often diametrically opposed interests.

Source: hir.harvard.edu

Meaning: A state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation

Synonyms

Dilemma, Plight, Predicament, Confusion, Impasse, Stalemate

Antonyms

Plainness, Clearness, Obviousness

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

The word “Quan-dary” should remind you of a tough Quant (quantitative) problem that you are trying to solve but are not being able to understand the relevance of the Quadratic equations given. You are now in a dilemma whether you should continue trying or just give up! Remember thus.

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