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Noun
Puzzles or a questions constructed to exercise the intellect
“If you have a few minutes to yourself, why not have a little fun with this puzzle?”
Noun
Issues or things that need to be resolved
Noun
Topics in dispute, or up for debate
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Plural for a difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation
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Plural for a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true
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Plural for a poem or other text in which certain letters, often the first in each line, spell out a name or message
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Plural for a confusion, mistake, muddle or misunderstanding
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Plural for a feeling or attitude that one does not know the truth of someone or something
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Plural for something made up of many confused or conflicting elements
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Plural for a hidden problem or disadvantage in an apparently ideal situation
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Plural for a saw with fine teeth and a narrow blade which can cut curves in wood or metal
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Plural for a feeling of self-consciousness, shame, or awkwardness
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Plural for a test of knowledge, especially as a competition between individuals or teams as a form of entertainment
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Plural for a system of words, letters, figures, or symbols used to represent others, especially for the purposes of secrecy
Verb
To cause (someone) to be confused or perplexed
“Jim is starting to puzzle us with his questions, so we must learn to see things as he does.”
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To cause (someone) to be astonished or dumbfounded
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“I feared my involuntary reaction to his dazzling revelation would puzzle Dan, but he just smiled indulgently at his emotional mother.”
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To cause alarm or dismay to
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“Isabelle's apparent change of heart would puzzle me greatly.”
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To think hard about something because one cannot understand it
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“His mind flew from one wild idea to another as he tried to puzzle out the reason she was closeted in her room like that.”
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To solve or decipher a problem by thinking hard
“I racked my brains in order to puzzle out a solution to this amazing mystery.”
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To cause to fail or to leave hopelessly puzzled, confused, or stuck
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To cause distress or anxiety to
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Have a strong emotional effect on
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