An example of a predicament is a wife walking into the restaurant where her husband is having lunch with his mistress.
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Origin of predicament
- Middle English class, category from Old French from Late Latin praedicāmentum (translation of Greek katēgoriā) (from katēgoreuein to speak against, signify, predicate) from Latin praedicāre to proclaim publicly, predicate preach
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition