It is a sobering truth that has long term implications for U.S. patience in dealing with the Afghan-Pakistan conundrum.
For the ADL, Israel posed a conundrum: the conundrum of Jewish power.
Theoretically, in this conundrum, the first to shoot is at a tactical disadvantage.
1590s, Oxford University slang for "pedant," also "whim," etc., later (1790) "riddle, puzzle." Also spelled quonundrum. The sort of ponderous pseudo-Latin word that was once the height of humor in learned circles.