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conundrum

co·nun·drum

conundrum

 
 
pronunciation:
k nuhn drm
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a puzzle or problem with a difficult or impossible solution.
Who or what produced these mysterious crop circles is still a conundrum for scientists.How to continue to provide necessary services to the people without raising taxes has always been a conundrum for the city government.
synonyms:
Chinese puzzle, problem, puzzle, riddle
similar words:
acrostic, arcanum, enigma, knot, mystery, paradox, rebus, sphinx
definition 2: a riddle whose answer contains or is a pun.
Here's a conundrum: What is the difference between a jeweler and a jailer? The answer is that a jeweler sells watches while a jailor watches cells.
synonyms:
pun, riddle
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