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synonyms for mystery

  • conundrum
  • enigma
  • problem
  • question
  • riddle
  • secrecy
  • subtlety
  • thriller
  • abstruseness
  • charade
  • chiller
  • cliffhanger
  • crux
  • cryptogram
  • difficulty
  • grabber
  • inscrutability
  • mystification
  • occult
  • oracle
  • perplexity
  • poser
  • puzzlement
  • rebus
  • rune
  • sphinx
  • stickler
  • stumper
  • teaser
  • twister
  • whodunit
  • why
  • brainteaser
  • braintwister
  • closed book
  • inscrutableness
  • mindboggler
  • sixty-four thousand dollar question
  • tough nut to crack
See also synonyms for: mysteries

antonyms for mystery

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  • known
  • understanding
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Yet, only when we understand how it works—and that is still a mystery—will we be able to tune its behavior and start developing it into a technology.
THIS ‘QUANTUM BRAIN’ WOULD MIMIC OUR OWN TO SPEED UP AISHELLY FANFEBRUARY 9, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
The most challenging part was getting all those edge cases right, particularly when there were repeated letters in one of your guesses or in the mystery word itself.
CAN YOU RANDOMLY MOVE THE TOWER?ZACH WISSNER-GROSSFEBRUARY 5, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The identity and social standing of the mud-wrapped individual remains a mystery.
AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MUMMY WAS WRAPPED IN AN UNUSUAL MUD SHELLMARIA TEMMINGFEBRUARY 3, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Volunteering to take a mystery shot for science can definitely give parents and teens pause.
FIVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINE TRIALS IN TEENS, ANSWEREDBETHANY BROOKSHIREFEBRUARY 1, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Much of shorting’s mystery comes from its complicated mechanics.
SHORTING STOCKS IS A 400-YEAR OLD PRACTICEOLIVER STALEYJANUARY 31, 2021QUARTZ
Assume that the mystery word is selected randomly from this word list, which is also the list your guesses must be chosen from.
CAN YOU GUESS THE MYSTERY WORD?ZACH WISSNER-GROSSJANUARY 29, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Together, the park rangers uncover a mystery causing the mountain to have a deadly effect on visitors.
THE 15 MOST ANTICIPATED KOREAN DRAMAS OF 2021KAT MOONJANUARY 29, 2021TIME
Much about the order remained shrouded in mystery, including where the girls were going, what kind of work they would be doing, and how long they would be gone for.
HOW ONE WRITER UNCOVERED THE LOST HISTORIES OF 999 WOMEN AND GIRLS WHO WERE SENT TO AUSCHWITZSUYIN HAYNESJANUARY 27, 2021TIME
Even though “manslipping” has more serious consequences than manspreading and manterrupting, it may—like those offenses—remain a mystery that’s never solved.
WHY WON’T MEN WEAR THEIR MASKS OVER THEIR NOSES?EMMA HINCHLIFFEJANUARY 25, 2021FORTUNE
Specific ways in which the Tabun stone was used remain a mystery.
THE OLDEST KNOWN ABRADING TOOL WAS USED AROUND 350,000 YEARS AGOBRUCE BOWERJANUARY 21, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
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WORDS RELATED TO MYSTERY

  • brain-teaser
  • closed book
  • enigma
  • mystery
  • mystification
  • poser
  • problem
  • puzzlement
  • riddle
  • why
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.