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Another word for plight

  1. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition

      1. A small area of different color or texture from the main area of which it is a part; often, a mark made by some foreign matter; stain, blot, speck, patch, etc.
      2. The number of points, etc. assigned by gamblers to one side in a contest, in an attempt to equalize betting on both sides
      3. (Informal) A spot advertisement or announcement
      1. A solution of brine or vinegar, often spiced, for preserving and flavoring food.
      2. A chemical bath used to clear metal of scale, preserve wood, etc.
      3. (Scotland) A bit, small quantity
      1. A troublesome situation; a problem; a predicament or quandary.
      2. (Chess) A strong grip or stranglehold on a position that is difficult for the opponent to break.
      3. (Informal) A difficult, restrictive, or unresolvable situation:
      1. Effort, especially when inconvenient or bothersome:
      2. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
      3. A person, circumstance, or event that causes annoyance, distress, difficulty, etc.
      1. (Slang) Something having the appearance or a consistency suggestive of soup, especially:
      2. A liquid food prepared from meat, fish, or vegetable stock combined with various other ingredients and often containing solid pieces.
      3. A liquid food, with or without solid particles, made by cooking meat, vegetables, fish, etc. in water, milk, or the like
      1. An embarrassing or difficult predicament.
      2. A fight or conflict
      3. A disagreeable or embarrassing situation; predicament, esp. when caused by one's own conduct
      1. Wet, boggy ground, yielding under the foot
      2. A difficult or inextricable position
      3. (Figuratively) A perilous, mixed up and troubled situation; a hopeless tangle; a predicament.
      1. (Archaic) category
      2. (Logic) One of the basic states or classifications described by Aristotle into which all things can be placed; a category.
      3. A condition or situation, now specif. one that is difficult, unpleasant, embarrassing, or, sometimes, comical
      1. A crush or congestion of people or things in a limited space:
      2. A food made by boiling fruit with sugar to a thick mixture
      3. A group of persons or things so close together as to jam a passageway, etc.
      1. Trouble; difficulty:
      2. Used other than as an idiom: see hot,‎ water.
      3. (Informal) Trouble; difficulty
      1. (Comput.) A building, business, or locality where wireless access to the Internet is provided or is available
      2. (Informal) An area of actual or potential trouble or violence
      3. Any place regarded as a center for a specified activity or interest
      1. (Sports) The small pit lined with a cup into which a golf ball must be hit.
      2. A small, dingy, squalid place; any dirty, badly lighted room, house, etc.
      3. (Physics) A vacant position in an atom left by the absence of a valence electron, especially a position in a semiconductor that acts as a carrier of positive electric charge.
      1. The position, as of a ship or aircraft, determined by visual observations with the aid of equipment.
      2. A clear determination or understanding:
      3. An instance of arranging a special consideration, such as an exemption from a requirement, or an improper or illegal outcome, especially by means of bribery.
      1. The Pennsylvania Dutch.
      2. The people of the Netherlands.
      3. The official West Germanic language of the Netherlands and one of the official languages of Belgium.
      1. A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or unsatisfactory.
      2. Any serious problem
      3. Any situation in which one must choose between unpleasant alternatives
      1. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      2. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      3. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      1. Waters suitable for deep-draft ships, especially ocean-going.
      2. (Idiomatic) A difficult or embarrassing situation.
      1. Something used to form, mark, protect, or decorate a corner
      2. A threatening or embarrassing position from which escape is difficult:
      3. (--- Baseball) Either side of home plate, toward or away from the batter.
      1. An area of a public place, such as a courtroom or stadium, marked off and restricted for use by persons performing a specific function:
      2. A slap or blow with the hand or fist:
      3. (Chiefly British) A small country house used as a sporting lodge:
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  2. A declaration that one will or will not do a certain thing

      1. Pledged word; solemn promise; oath
      1. Discourse or talk; speech:
      2. A command or direction; an order:
      3. An assurance or promise; sworn intention:
      1. An option to buy stock at a specified price from an issuing company.
      2. (--- Law) A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
      3. An option issued by a company granting the holder the right to buy certain securities, generally common stock, at a specified price and usually for a limited time
      1. An earnest promise to perform a specified act or behave in a certain manner, especially a solemn promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a religious order:
      2. A solemn promise of love and fidelity
      3. A solemn promise or pledge, esp. one made to God or a god, dedicating oneself to an act, service, or way of life
      1. An oral or written agreement to do or not to do something
      2. A declaration assuring that one will or will not do something; a vow.
      3. Indication of something favorable to come; expectation:
      1. The condition of something thus given or held:
      2. A person who has been accepted for membership in a fraternity or similar organization and has promised to join but has not yet been initiated.
      3. A promise or agreement
      1. Something given or held as security
      2. A pledge committing a person to the payment of another's debt or the fulfillment of another's obligation in the event of default
      3. A guarantee serving to assure a particular outcome or condition.
      1. The person to whom a guarantee is made.
      2. A written declaration that a certain product will be fit for a purpose and work correctly.
      3. A promise or assurance, especially one given in writing, that attests to the quality or durability of a product or service.
      1. A specific, often limited, period of employment:
      2. A promise; pledge
      3. The condition of being in gear:
      1. One of the agreements supported by a Covenanter.
      2. (Theol.) The promise made by God to humanity and the relationship it established, as described in the Bible
      3. In the Bible, a divine promise establishing or modifying God's relationship to humanity or to a particular group.
      1. A statement or indication that inspires confidence; a guarantee or pledge:
      2. Freedom from doubt; certainty about something:
      3. Something said or done to inspire confidence, as a promise, positive statement, etc.; guarantee
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  1. To guarantee by a solemn promise

      1. To declare emphatically, earnestly, or solemnly
      2. To make a solemn resolution to do, get, etc.
      3. To promise solemnly; pledge.
      1. To use profane or obscene language; curse
      2. To declare solemnly in the name of God or of something held sacred
      3. To promise or pledge with a solemn oath; vow:
      1. (Archaic) To pledge to give in marriage
      2. To commit oneself by a promise to do or give; pledge:
      3. To afford a basis for expecting:
      1. To offer or guarantee by a solemn binding promise:
      2. To promise to join (a fraternity or similar organization).
      3. To bind by a promise or agreement
      1. To make a covenant
      2. To enter into a covenant.
      3. To promise by a covenant

Another word for plight

      1. Manner in which a thing is situated in relation to its surroundings; location; position
      2. A position of employment; a post:
      3. Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances:
      1. Any serious problem
      2. Any situation in which one must choose between unpleasant alternatives
      3. A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or unsatisfactory.
      1. A passage open only at one end; blind alley
      2. A situation that is so difficult that no progress can be made; a deadlock or a stalemate:
      3. A situation offering no escape, as a difficulty without solution, an argument where no agreement is possible, etc.