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Something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain
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“They hope for an answer to the riddle of why he was killed.”
A device through which a liquid is passed for purification, filtering or separation from solid matter
A seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true
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To pierce and make a hole or holes in
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“As if the tonal mess weren't enough, the movie is riddled with plot holes that wreak increasing confusion.”
To pass (a substance) through a large coarse sieve
“For final potting, the soil mixture is not riddled.”
To fill or permeate (someone or something), especially with something undesirable
“She talks about how the whole country was riddled with informers.”
To decode or decipher
To hit repeatedly with small missiles or gunshot
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