Word of the Day: Conundrum

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Conundrum (kə-nŭn’drəm) is a very difficult or insoluble problem. It can also refer to a riddle whose answer is a pun, a paradox or an enigma.

But we have heard a lot less about these debt-market disciplinarians in recent years. Instead, bond yields have been puzzlingly low, a conundrum that taxed even Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman. (The Economist)

Keeping employees satisfied and productive is the age-old management conundrum on which the experts rarely agree. The prestige/satisfaction link is no exception. (USA Today)

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