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riddle

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something hard to understand or explain

  • his motives for starting an argument with the coach were a complete riddle
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mystery, problem, enigma, riddle, puzzle mean something which baffles or perplexes. mystery applies to what cannot be fully understood by reason or less strictly to whatever resists or defies explanation.
    • the mystery of the stone monoliths
problem applies to a question or difficulty calling for a solution or causing concern.
    • problems created by high technology
enigma applies to utterance or behavior that is very difficult to interpret.
    • his suicide remains an enigma
riddle suggests an enigma or problem involving paradox or apparent contradiction.
    • the riddle of the reclusive pop star
puzzle applies to an enigma or problem that challenges ingenuity for its solution.
    • the thief's motives were a puzzle for the police

riddle

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1 to make a hole or series of holes in

  • several signs along the highway were riddled by buckshot
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2 to spread throughout

  • the newspaper exposé revealed a gaming commission that is riddled with corruption
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