To save this word, you'll need to log in. When it comes to things that aren't clearly understandable, you have a wide range of word choices, including dark, enigmatic, cryptic, and equivocal. Of these, dark is the most sinister, implying an imperfect or clouded revelation, often with ominous overtones. Enigmatic which traces back to Greek ainissesthai, meaning "to speak in riddles" emphasizes a puzzling, mystifying quality, whereas cryptic implies a purposely concealed meaning.
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