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conundrum


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conundrum  \Co*nun"drum\,  n.  [Origin  unknown.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  riddle  based  upon  some  fanciful  or  fantastic 
  resemblance  between  things  quite  unlike;  a  puzzling 
  question,  of  which  the  answer  is  or  involves  a  pun. 
 
  Or  pun  ambiguous,  or  conundrum  quaint.  --J.  Philips. 
 
  2.  A  question  to  which  only  a  conjectural  answer  can  be  made 
 
  Do  you  think  life  is  long  enough  to  let  me  speculate 
  on  conundrums  like  that?  --W.  Black. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conundrum 
  n  :  a  difficult  problem  [syn:  {riddle},  {enigma},  {brain-teaser}] 




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