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enigma

e·nig·ma

enigma

 
 
pronunciation:
ih nIg m
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a puzzling, seemingly contradictory, or mysterious phenomenon, statement, drawing, or the like.
Her last words remain an enigma as no one in the family ever knew the woman she referred to.
synonyms:
maze, mystery, paradox, perplexity
similar words:
baffler, conundrum, dilemma, jumble, poser, predicament, problem, puzzle, quandary, riddle, tangle
definition 2: a person, group, or organism whose nature, purpose, or behavior seems inexplicable.
synonyms:
paradox, perplexity, puzzlement
similar words:
labyrinth, maze, puzzle, riddle
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