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synonyms for enigma

  • conundrum
  • puzzle
  • bewilderment
  • cliffhanger
  • crux
  • cryptogram
  • grabber
  • knot
  • mystification
  • parable
  • perplexity
  • problem
  • puzzlement
  • puzzler
  • question
  • riddle
  • secret
  • sphinx
  • sticker
  • stickler
  • stumper
  • teaser
  • twister
  • why
  • Gordian knot
  • mind-boggler
  • mind-twister
  • question mark
  • sixty-four dollar question
  • tough nut to crack
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How to use enigma in a sentence

Despite being a significant portion and growing force on the internet for over a decade now Gen Z remains an enigma for many media companies and brands.
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To Varki, glycans are still one of the greatest enigmas of the biological universe.
RESEARCHERS READ THE SUGARY ‘LANGUAGE’ ON CELL SURFACESRACHEL CROWELLMAY 3, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
As a man, Malcolm X was an enigma, transforming himself multiple times in his short life.
HOW LAURENCE FISHBURNE GAVE VOICE TO ‘THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X’JOI-MARIE MCKENZIESEPTEMBER 17, 2020ESSENCE.COM
Even as he ascends to the top of China’s billionaire class, Zhong remains an enigma.
A BLOCKBUSTER IPO BRIEFLY MADE A BOTTLED WATER ENTREPRENEUR CHINA’S RICHEST MANGRADY MCGREGORSEPTEMBER 8, 2020FORTUNE
Box has always been a bit of an enigma for Wall Street, and perhaps for enterprise software in general.
BOX BENEFITS FROM DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AS IT RAISES ITS GROWTH FORECASTRON MILLERAUGUST 27, 2020TECHCRUNCH
Although the new research goes a long way to dispelling some of the mystery surrounding the tuatara, there is much to learn about these scaly enigmas.
HOW TUATARA LIVE SO LONG AND CAN WITHSTAND COOL WEATHERJAKE BUEHLERAUGUST 5, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
To Lucy Warrender, who now heard of the matter for the first time, these initials were no enigma.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He tells me that La Fayette has fled; but when, where, or for what purpose, is all equally an enigma.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Aristide looked mournfully over the rain-swept common through the leaded panes, and speculated on the enigma of woman.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The Man in the Iron Mask is an enigma which each one attempts to solve.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
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