Nouns (5)

n. a coarse sieve (as for gravel)
brain-teaser, enigma, conundrum, riddle
n. a difficult problem

Verbs (13)

v. set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle"
v. explain a riddle
v. speak in riddles
riddle, imbue, diffuse, interpenetrate, penetrate, pervade, permeate
v. spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"
v. pierce with many holes; "The bullets riddled his body"
screen, riddle
v. separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

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Fuzzynyms (45)

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
closed book, secret, enigma, mystery
n. something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets"
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
n. something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on); "the combination to the safe was a secret"; "he tried to keep his drinking a secret"
word square, acrostic
n. a puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across
make full, fill up, fill
v. make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
imbue, soak
v. fill, soak, or imbue totally; "soak the bandage with disinfectant"
saturate, impregnate
v. infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"
tincture, instill, infuse, impregnate
v. fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"
v. teach doctrines to; teach uncritically; "The Moonies indoctrinate their disciples"
surprise, storm
v. attack by storm; attack suddenly
occupy, invade
v. march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
cull, pluck, pick
v. look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
strain, puree
v. rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender; "puree the vegetables for the baby"
swamp, inundate, flood, deluge
v. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
v. pass into or through by filtering or permeating; "the substance infiltrated the material"
v. seize the position of and defeat; "the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land"
bust, raid
v. search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"

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