The Lost Key

Word List:

  1. Conundrum
  2. Dilemma
  3. Predicament
  4. Quagmire
  5. Consequence
  6. Compunction
  7. Inevitable
  8. Implications
  9. Peril
  10. Wrench


As he walked down the dark alley, Jack couldn’t shake off the feeling of being watched. He had gotten himself into quite a Conundrum. He was being blackmailed and the only way out was to retrieve a lost key. The key was said to be hidden in the abandoned building at the end of the alley.

But as he entered the building, he realized he was in over his head. The place was a maze and he couldn’t find his way out. The air was thick with the stench of decay and he felt a sense of Dilemma wash over him. He knew he couldn’t back out now, he had come too far.

As he pushed forward, the building started to shake, and he heard the sounds of rats scurrying about. He felt his heart pounding in his chest as he finally stumbled upon a room that held the key. But as he reached for it, he realized that the key was guarded by a deadly trap.

He was in a Predicament, he couldn’t go back the way he came and he couldn’t retrieve the key without risking his life. The situation was a Quagmire, the more he thought about it, the more hopeless it seemed. He knew the Consequences of his actions would be severe if he didn’t find a way out.

But he couldn’t let the fear get to him, he had to find a way out. He thought about his family, his wife and children and the thought of never seeing them again filled him with a sense of Compunction. He had to find a way to retrieve the key and make it out alive.

As he finally managed to retrieve the key and make his way out, he realized that the Inevitable had happened. He had gotten himself into a mess, and now he had to deal with the Implications. The blackmailer was still out there and he was still in Peril.

But he was a man of his word and he wasn’t about to let the blackmailer get the better of him. He had the key now and he wouldn’t let it fall into the wrong hands. He knew he was in for a rough ride, but he was ready to face it head-on. The lost key had thrown a Wrench into his life, but he was determined to come out on top.


Conundruma problem with no easy solutionConundrum of life, Solve the Conundrum, Conundrum of existence
Dilemmaa situation in which a choice must be made between two or more alternatives that are equally undesirableDilemma of choosing, moral Dilemma, Dilemma of life
Predicamenta difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situationPredicament of being, Predicament of poverty, Predicament of the nation
Quagmirea difficult or complicated situationQuagmire of debt, Quagmire of war
Compunctiona feeling of guilt or moral scruple that stops one from doing somethingCompunction of conscience, Compunction of guilt, Compunction of wrongdoing
Consequencea result or effect of an action or decisionConsequence of one’s actions, Consequence of war, Consequence of the decision
Inevitablecertain to happen and unavoidableInevitable fate, Inevitable outcome, Inevitable result
Implicationsa likely or predictable effect or consequence of somethingImplications of the decision, Implications of technology, Implications of the discovery
Perila state of great danger or riskPeril of death, Peril of failure, Peril of losing
Wrenchan unexpected obstacle or hindranceWrench in the plan, Wrench in the works, Wrench in the system

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