Word Of The Week: Conundrum

Conundrum – Noun

IPA Pronunciation : /kəˈnʌndrəm/

Origin: late 16th century, of unknown origin.

Meaning: 

  1. a confusing and difficult problem or question.
  2. a riddle whose answer is or involves a pun. ( a riddle ).

Sentences:

  1. What senile conundrums was Miss Ann babbling to Mr. Levy?
  2. The conundrum is how can he orchestrate a retreat while still blaming everyone else?
  3. Public education is a conundrum in most countries.

Synonyms:  

mystery, enigma, mystification, puzzle, puzzlement, riddle, secret, difficulty.

 

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