Conundrum – Noun
IPA Pronunciation : /kəˈnʌndrəm/
Origin: late 16th century, of unknown origin.
- a confusing and difficult problem or question.
- a riddle whose answer is or involves a pun. ( a riddle ).
- What senile conundrums was Miss Ann babbling to Mr. Levy?
- The conundrum is how can he orchestrate a retreat while still blaming everyone else?
- Public education is a conundrum in most countries.
mystery, enigma, mystification, puzzle, puzzlement, riddle, secret, difficulty.