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- 1. cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying, inexplicable (vs. explicable), incomprehensible
- usage: of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutable workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"
- 2. mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic, esoteric (vs. exoteric)
- usage: having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding; "mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients"
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