Nouns (5)
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puzzle
n. a game that tests your ingenuity
puzzle, puzzler, mystifier, teaser
n. a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution; "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"; "that's a real puzzler"
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puzzle
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)
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maze, labyrinth
n. complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
tangle
n. a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven; "they carved their way through the tangle of vines"
World Wide Web, WWW, 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
web
n. a fabric (especially a fabric in the process of being woven)
dilemma, quandary
n. state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
anagram
n. a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase
cryptogram, cryptograph, secret writing
n. a piece of writing in code or cipher
saber saw, jigsaw, reciprocating saw
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
misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amiss
v. interpret in the wrong way; "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"
stump
v. remove tree stumps from; "stump a field"
amaze, astonish, astound
v. affect with wonder; "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!"
flabbergast, boggle, bowl over
v. overcome with amazement; "This boggles the mind!"
consternate
v. fill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion; "After the terrorist attack, people look consternated"
obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass
v. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
scotch
v. make a small cut or score into
wonder, question
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"
consider, take, deal, look at
v. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
Synonyms (7)
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puzzle over
v. try to solve
solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work
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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