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mystery

mys·ter·y

mystery

 
 
pronunciation:
mI st ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: mysteries
definition 1: an unknown, unexplainable, or secret matter.
synonyms:
enigma, puzzle, secret
similar words:
arcanum, conundrum, knot, obscurity, problem, question, riddle, unknown
definition 2: an obscure matter that arouses curiosity and eludes understanding, often a religious or spiritual truth.
similar words:
arcanum, enigma, epiphany, miracle, secret
definition 3: the quality or atmosphere of being unexplainable or elusive.
He has an air of mystery.
synonyms:
inscrutability
similar words:
ambiguity, secrecy
definition 4: a piece of fiction involving complex plots and puzzling crimes.
similar words:
whodunit
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