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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 enig·ma /ɪˈnɪgmə, ɛ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 e·nig·ma n.; pl. enigmas
 1. A dark, obscure, or inexplicable saying; a riddle; a statement, the hidden meaning of which is to be discovered or guessed.
    A custom was among the ancients of proposing an enigma at festivals.   --Pope.
 2. An action, mode of action, or thing, which cannot be satisfactorily explained; a puzzle; as, his conduct is an enigma.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: something that baffles understanding and cannot be
           explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains
           one of nature's secrets" [syn: mystery, secret, closed
      2: a difficult problem [syn: riddle, conundrum, brain-teaser]