What is another word for enigma?

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[ ɛnˈɪɡmə], [ ɛnˈɪɡmə], [ ɛ_n_ˈɪ_ɡ_m_ə]

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How to use "Enigma" in context?

The word "enigma" has multiple meanings. Literally, it is a puzzle with a hidden solution. More generally, it can be a puzzling or mysterious matter, or a person or thing that confuses or intrigues us. It is also used to refer to any phenomenon, object, or situation that is difficult to understand or explain.

There is a fascinating history to the word "enigma." It originates from the ancient Greek word enigma, which referred to a machine used in puzzles and calculatory exercises. In modern use, "enigma" has come to refer to any mystery or puzzle, whether physical or mental.

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