#1-When the going gets tough
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difficult to understand
Abby found her professor's lecture on non Euclidian geometry abstruse; she doubted anyone else in class understood it either
emotionally hardened; unfeeling
Callie's callous remark about her friend's cluttered room really hurt his feelings
The directions were so convoluted that we became hopelessly lost.
a puzzle, mystery, or riddle
The emu was an enigma; you culd neber tell what it was thinking.
difficult to fathom or understand; impenetrable
The ancient poet's handwriting was so inscrutable, that even the most prominent Latin scholars could not read the manuscripts.
inclined to keep silent; reserved
Rosanna's reticent behavior caused the interviewer to think her incapable of conversing with other students.
Mr.Estado was well known for his staid demeanor; he stayed calm even when everyone else celebrated the team's amazing victory.
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