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Is there a single word for an unfamiliar situation or a better way of wording this? If a situation is unfamiliar to you.

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    This is all new to me. – Kris Jul 3 '14 at 10:01
  • Can you provide more context? – bib Jul 3 '14 at 11:20
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Strange, Foreign, or Unknown?

Any of the synonyms for unfamiliar may work:

unfamiliar

adjective

  1. strange, new, unknown, different, novel, unusual, curious, alien, out-of-the-way, uncommon, little known, unaccustomed, beyond your ken
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try these:

imbroglio - intricate or complicated situation

quandary - A difficult situation.

You could also say you're in a cliffhanger (A story or event with a strong element of suspense).

Or you could combine several synonyms for strange, such as selcouth, with situation to get a "selcouth situation."

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Also consider synonyms of enigma (“Something puzzling, mysterious or inexplicable”), such as conundrum (“A difficult question or riddle”) and mystery (“Someone or something with an obscure or puzzling nature”).

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