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(adj.) Hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; stubbornly impenitent; hardened against feeling; hardhearted; not giving in to persuasion; intractable.
Synonyms: adamant, bullhead, callous, cold fish, dogged, firm, fixed, hang tough, hard, hard-boiled, hard-hearted, hard-nosed, harsh, heartless, immovable, implacable, indurate, inexorable, inflexible, iron, mean, mulish, obstinate, perverse, pig-headed, relentless, rigid, stiff-necked, thick-skinned, tough, unbending, uncompassionate, uncompromising, uncooperative, unemotional, unfeeling, unimpressible, unrelenting, unshakable, unsympathetic, unyielding.
(adj.) Withered; dry.
Synonyms: ash, ashen, cinereal, clouded, dappled, dingy, dove, drab, dusky, dusty, grey, heather, iron, lead, leaden, livid, mousy, neutral, oyster, pearly, peppery, powder, shaded, silvered, silvery, slate, smoky, somber, stone.
(n.) A riddle in which a fanciful question is answered by a pun; a paradoxical, insoluble, or difficult problem; a dilemma.
Synonyms: brain-teaser, closed book, enigma, mystery, mystification, poser, problem, puzzlement, riddle, why.
(n.) A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence and a mournful optimist.
Synonyms: adumbration, allegory, alliteration, allusion, analogue, anaphora, anticlimax, antistrophe, antithesis, aposiopesis, apostrophe, asyndeton, bathos, comparison, conceit, echoism, ellipsis, euphemism, euphuism, hyperbole, image, imagery, irony, litotes, metaphor, metonymy, onomatopoeia, parable, paradox, parallel, personification, proteron, rhetoric, satire, simile, synecdoche, trope, tropology, understatement.
(n.) A word or phrase formed by reordering the letters of another word or phrase.
The words stain and satin are examples of __________.
(n.) One that is puzzling, ambiguous, or inexplicable; a perplexing speech or text; a riddle.
Synonyms: bewilderment, cliffhanger, conundrum, crux, cryptogram, grabber, knot, mind-boggler, mystification, parable, perplexity, problem, puzzle, puzzlement, puzzler, question, question mark, riddle, secret, sphinx, sticker, stickler, stumper, teaser, twister, why.
(n.) A short, witty poem expressing a single thought or observation; a concise, clever, often paradoxical statement.
Synonyms: aphorism, bon mot, joke, meat, mot, motto, pithy saying, quip, quirk