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Word: cryptic

Definition: mysterious; hidden; secret


More Vocab Words

::: stalemate - deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
::: derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
::: stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
::: forum - public square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law
::: finale - conclusion; concluding part
::: equable - tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform
::: brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
::: retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
::: steadfast - steadily loyal; unswerving; steady
::: natal - connected with birth; CF. prenatal; CF. postnatal