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Contumacy

WordmeaningConundrum (con-un-drum): a noun with unknown origins first used during 1645. Meanings: a perplexing riddle, puzzle, problem or question whose answer may include a pun; also an intricate or difficult issue, brain teaser, or enigma

Ex. Diverting the children from the mud puddle flooding the sidewalk was a bit of a conundrum.