An unfortunate or trying position or condition; a tight spot. (noun)
That which is predicated; a category. (noun)
Examples of word predicament
This time the predicament is a different one and knives are being sharpened.
This could have been a great way to give some background metaphor characterization to Emma, but alas, her predicament is never fully explained beyond that; it's only mentioned that she has experienced loss.
At the core of Joanna's predicament is a conflict of values, inherent in the affair itself, not just in its resolution.
Their predicament is unfortunate, since there are many emerging Internet and Web 2.0 legal technologies that can save law offices time and money by increasing efficiency and reducing costs, including:
The plight of people who have exhausted all 99 weeks of unemployment insurance available in some states -- the "99ers" -- has received some attention from Congress and the media, but mostly their predicament is regarded as an intractable and pitiful part of a bigger problem.