"quandaries" in the noun sense
1. predicament, quandary, plight
a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
"finds himself in a most awkward predicament"
"the woeful plight of homeless people"
2. dilemma, quandary
state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
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