quag·mire [kwagˌmī(ə)r] n. 1. Land with a soft muddy surface. 2. A difficult or precarious situation; a predicament.
Synonyms: 1. mire, morass, quag, slack 2. predicament, difficulty, quandary
Etymology: 1570s, from obsolete quag "bog, marsh" + mire (n.). Extended sense of "difficult situation, inextricable position" is recorded by 1766.
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