The noun quandary is a state of uncertainty of what to do when in a difficult situation.
Synonyms are predicament, plight, dilemma, or perplexity.
The word origins from an unknown origin, perhaps a quasi-Latinism based on Latin quando meaning “when? at what time?” and a pronominal adverb of time, related to qui meaning “who”.
The court faced a quandary towards Mrs. Smith’s case.
I’ve been going through a lot lately, now I don’t know how to face this quandary.
When facing a quandary, I put myself in the shoes of my role model and ask myself, what would she do?