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Noun: aporia  u'po-ree-u
  1. An insoluble contradiction in a text's meaning
  2. A figure in which the speaker professes to be at a loss what course to pursue, where to begin to end, what to say, etc.

Derived forms: aporias

Encyclopedia: Aporia