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Word of the Day 8/15/14 Quagmire

Quagmire (noun)
quag·mire [kwag-mahyuhr, kwog-]


noun
1. an area of miry or boggy ground whose surface yields under the tread; a bog.
2. a situation from which extrication is very difficult: a quagmire of financial indebtedness.
3. anything soft or flabby.

Synonyms
2. predicament, dilemma, quandary, scrape, jam.

Origin: 1570–80; quag + mire

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