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Adjective
Difficult to understand or explain
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“We hope these papers will fuel continued interest in the puzzling patterns of thermal plasticity.”
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Unusual or out of the ordinary
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Not explicit
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Hard to find, capture, or achieve
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Causing annoyance, frustration, or worry
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Causing emotion, excitement, and enthusiasm
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Deceptive or tending to mislead or create a false impression
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Causing a desire to know more
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Causing embarrassment or unease
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Lacking a coherent or logical sequence or connection
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Perverted
Noun
Thought, deliberation or meditation
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“The most puzzling situation happens when a chick rejects you for a less attractive male.”
Verb
Causing of amazement
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Present participle for to confound or perplex someone
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“Isabelle's apparent change of heart would puzzle me greatly.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for solve or understand something by thinking hard
“I shall not identify which daughter said which thing, leaving it as a task for the reader to puzzle it out.”
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Present participle for to cause to fail or to leave hopelessly puzzled, confused, or stuck
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Present participle for to cause distress or anxiety to
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