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cryp·tic

(krip'tik),
Hidden; occult; larvate.
[G. kryptikos]

cryptic

(krĭp′tĭk) also

cryptical

(-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Having hidden meaning; mystifying.
2. Secret or occult.
3. Using code or cipher.
4. Biology Tending to conceal or camouflage: cryptic coloring.

cryp′ti·cal·ly adv.
cryp′tic·ness n.

cryptic

[krip′tik]
Etymology: Gk, kryptos, hidden
pertaining to something concealed.

cryp·tic

(krip'tik)
Hidden; occult; larvate.
[G. kryptikos]

cryp·tic

(krip'tik)
Hidden; occult; larvate.
[G. kryptikos]
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His fiction, which sparkles and is always intelligently arranged, is nevertheless often frankly inaccessible, becoming, as say here with the almost cryptically dense "Meleager" and the novela "O Gadjo Niglo," wonderful enigmas but codes too hard to crack, at least for me.
I have read various articles which cryptically describe the efforts of the National Consortium of Scientific and Educational Societies (NCSES) as a bi-annual breezing through the offices of ineffective MPs for a whining session, or something equally insulting.
Accompanying himself on guitar and harmonica, his voice harsh and abrasive, Dylan sang caustic, street-smart, cryptically allusive songs that transformed mainstream popular music into a vehicle for political and social commentary.
Among the other men who influenced her were the Reverend Charles Wadsworth, whose trip to California is cryptically referred to in the poetry; Samuel Bowles, editor of the Springfield Daily Republican, where one of her poems appeared; Benjamin F.
AMERIKA (with a funny-looking "R" that makes you think of Russia) seems to have been scheduled in response to criticism of The Day After by the rabid right wing's watchdog, Accuracy in Media, which claimed the film's message was cryptically pro-Soviet.
He also cryptically teased, with photos of a knight and chicken wings, that he is about to play Nightwing aka Dick Grayson, the former Robin-although it's still unclear if it's a voice acting part for a new DC cartoon, or if he's actually doing a live-action portrayal.
Nisman's death, first characterized by the government as a suicide, was soon cryptically described as the work of an anti-government agents.
McCarthy (above) yesterday admitted he had not been approached by the FAI - but cryptically refused to rule it out.
Joined by his three kids, Warne left Melbourne airport and cryptically said that they are going to have a good time, asserting that they are going to be away for ages.
To break the Voulkos mentality and escape the psycho potter Syndrome I decided cryptically to become an 'artist'.
Gabby's classmates speak of the accident cryptically, assuming she knows its details.
Then he cryptically added: "It's more of a thought process than an actuality, but we are heading for a major conflict between the haves and the have-nots.