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Another word for enigma

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Noun
  1. Anything that arouses curiosity or perplexes because it is unexplained, inexplicable, or secret

      1. One that is perplexing; an enigma.
      2. Any puzzling, perplexing, or apparently inexplicable person or thing, as a difficult problem or enigmatic saying; enigma
      3. A problem or puzzle in the form of a question, statement, etc. so formulated that some ingenuity is required to solve or answer it
      1. One who solves puzzles as a hobby.
      2. A puzzling situation or problem; an enigma.
      3. (Video games) A video game in which the player is presented with (usually abstract) puzzles to solve.
      1. Something that baffles or confuses; an enigma:
      2. Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling.
      3. A jigsaw puzzle.
      1. The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment; confusion
      2. Something that perplexes:
      3. Something that is perplexed, or complicated
      1. A novel, story, or play involving such an event, esp. one involving a crime and the gradual discovery of who committed it
      2. The skills, lore, or practices that are peculiar to a particular activity or group and are regarded as the special province of initiates:
      3. A mystery play.
      1. Any puzzling question or problem
      2. A paradoxical, insoluble, or difficult problem; a dilemma:
      3. A riddle whose answer contains a pun (Ex.: What's the difference between a jeweler and a jailer? One sells watches and the other watches cells.)
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Another word for enigma

Noun
  1. Puzzle

      1. A simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson.
      2. A short, simple story, usually of an occurrence of a familiar kind, from which a moral or religious lesson may be drawn
      1. One that is perplexing; an enigma.
      2. Any puzzling, perplexing, or apparently inexplicable person or thing, as a difficult problem or enigmatic saying; enigma
      3. A problem or puzzle in the form of a question, statement, etc. so formulated that some ingenuity is required to solve or answer it
      1. A question proposed for solution or consideration
      2. A situation, matter, or person that is hard to deal with or understand:
      3. A misgiving, objection, or complaint:
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  2. Anything or anyone inexplicable

      1. (Video games) A video game in which the player is presented with (usually abstract) puzzles to solve.
      2. One who solves puzzles as a hobby.
      3. A puzzling situation or problem; an enigma.
      1. A puzzling or mysterious person.
      2. A sphinx at Thebes that strangles passersby who are unable to guess its riddle
      3. Any ancient Egyptian statue or figure having, typically, the body of a lion and the head of a man, ram, or hawk
      1. A mysterious character or quality:
      2. A work of fiction, a drama, or a film dealing with a puzzling crime.
      3. (Christianity) An incident from the life of Jesus, especially the Incarnation, Passion, Crucifixion, or Resurrection, of particular importance for redemption.