Nouns (5)
n. a game that tests your ingenuity
mystifier, teaser, puzzler, puzzle
n. a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution; "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"; "that's a real puzzler"
Verbs (1)
v. be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide; "We puzzled over her sudden departure"
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Fuzzynyms (44)
labyrinth, maze
n. complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
n. a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven; "they carved their way through the tangle of vines"
WWW, World Wide Web, web
n. computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol
n. a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)
quandary, dilemma
n. state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
n. a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase
secret writing, cryptograph, cryptogram
n. a piece of writing in code or cipher
reciprocating saw, saber saw, jigsaw
n. a portable power saw with a reciprocating blade; can be used with a variety of blades depending on the application and kind of cut; generally have a plate that rides on the surface that is being cut
be amiss, misapprehend, misconceive, misunderstand, misinterpret, misconstrue
v. interpret in the wrong way; "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"
v. remove tree stumps from; "stump a field"
astound, astonish, amaze
v. affect with wonder; "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!"
bowl over, boggle, flabbergast
v. overcome with amazement; "This boggles the mind!"
v. fill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion; "After the terrorist attack, people look consternated"
stymy, embarrass, stymie, hinder, block, blockade, obstruct
v. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
v. make a small cut or score into
question, wonder
v. place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"
look at, deal, take, consider
v. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
Synonyms (7)
puzzle over
v. try to solve
puzzle out, figure out, work out, work, lick, solve
v. find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"
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