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riddles

noun
plural of riddle

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(Entry 1 of 2)

something hard to understand or explain
  • his motives for starting an argument with the coach were a complete riddle

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riddles

verb
present tense third-person singular of riddle

Synonyms & Antonyms of riddles (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Riddles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/riddles. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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