sphinxlike
adjective see sphinx

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cryptic — Synonyms and related words: abstruse, arcane, between the lines, cabalistic, cabbalistic, censored, classified, close, closed, concealed, covert, dark, delitescent, dormant, enigmatic, equivocal, esoteric, evasive, hermetic, hibernating, hidden,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • enigmatic — Synonyms and related words: able, ambiguous, amphibological, amphibolous, arcane, baffling, beguiling, bewildering, bothering, cabalistic, censored, classified, close, closed, concealed, confounding, confusing, cryptic, dark, discomposing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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