[kwon-duh-ree, -dree] /ˈkwɒn də ri, -dri/
noun, plural quandaries.
a state of perplexity or uncertainty, especially as to what to do; dilemma.
noun (pl) -ries
a situation or circumstance that presents problems difficult to solve; predicament; dilemma
“state of perplexity,” 1570s, of unknown origin, perhaps a quasi-Latinism based on Latin quando “when? at what time?; at the time that, inasmuch,” pronomial adverb of time, related to qui “who” (see who). Originally accented on the second syllable.
[kwon-dong] /ˈkwɒnˌdɒŋ/ noun 1. an Australian tree, Fusanus acuminatus, bearing a fruit with an edible, nutlike seed. 2. the fruit, or the seed or nut. /ˈkwɒnˌdɒŋ/ noun 1. Also called native peach 2. silver quandong 3. (Austral, informal) a person who takes advantage of other people’s generosity
noun 1. a mountain in central Colorado, in the Park Range, in the Rocky Mountains, NE of Leadville. 14,265 feet (4348 meters).
/kwæŋˈɡɒkrəsɪ/ noun (pl) -cies 1. the control or influence ascribed to quangos 2. quangos collectively
[kwang-goh] /ˈkwæŋ goʊ/ noun, plural quangos. 1. (especially in Great Britain) a semi-public advisory and administrative body supported by the government and having most of its members appointed by the government. /ˈkwæŋɡəʊ/ noun (pl) -gos 1. a semipublic government-financed administrative body whose members are appointed by the government n. 1973, acronym for quasi-non-governmental organization (a […]