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mys·ter·y

mystery

 
 
pronunciation:
mI st ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: mysteries
definition 1: a matter that is secret or that cannot be known or explained.
What happened to the dinosaurs is a mystery.
similar words:
knot, problem, question
definition 2: a movie, play, book, or other piece of writing that is usually about a crime.
I like to read mysteries and adventure stories.
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