English version

enigma

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishenigmae‧nig‧ma /ɪˈnɪɡmə/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 MYSTERIOUSsomeone or something that is strange and difficult to understand syn mystery 🔊 The neighbours regarded him as something of an enigma.
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enigmaBut despite all the efforts to make sense of the artist, he remains elusive, an enigma.He was to a certain extent an enigma.Madeleine was still very much an enigma to him.It is something of an enigma how a man who could not bear to hurt a living thing could serve as defence secretary.Louisiana, though penetrated, remained an enigma.Lorraine remains an enigma who is easy to admire but impossible to get to know.It is as baffling a production enigma as anything in Maclean's own life.It is more like something surgical - the unpleasant shape of stumpy enigmas.As I studied more about their past, I became more puzzled, and the enigma expanded.
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