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 for mysterious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mysterious \Mys*te"ri*ous\, a. [F. myst[`e]rieux. See 1st
     Mystery.]
     Of or pertaining to mystery; containing a mystery; difficult
     or impossible to understand; inexplicable; obscure; not
     revealed or explained; enigmatical; incomprehensible.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           God at last
           To Satan, first in sin, his doom applied,
           Thought in mysterious terms.             --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Obscure; secret; occult; dark; mystic; cabalistic;
          enigmatical; unintelligible; inexplicable;
          incomprehensible.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mysterious
      adj 1: of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is
             written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep
             dark secret"; "the inscrutable workings of Providence";
             "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim
             origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally
             mystifying to visitors from other lands" [syn: cryptic,
             cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious,
             mystifying]
      2: having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to
         the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding; "mysterious
         symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the
         secret learning of the ancients" [syn: mysterious,
         mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  184 Moby Thesaurus words for "mysterious":
     able, abstruse, ambiguous, amphibological, amphibolous, anagogic,
     arcane, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing, baffling, beclouded,
     bewildering, bizarre, blind, bothering, buried, cabalic,
     cabalistic, censored, classified, close, closed, clouded,
     concealed, confounding, confusing, covered, covert, cryptic,
     curious, dark, discomposing, disconcerting, dismaying, distracting,
     disturbing, eclipsed, eerie, embarrassing, enigmatic,
     enwrapped in mystery, equivocal, equivocatory, esoteric,
     extramundane, extraterrestrial, fey, furtive, hermetic, hid,
     hidden, hush-hush, hypernormal, hyperphysical, impenetrable,
     in a cloud, in a fog, in eclipse, in purdah, in the wings,
     incalculable, incognizable, incommunicado, incomprehensible,
     indefinable, inexplicable, inextricable, inscrutable, insoluble,
     insolvable, intricate, ironic, latent, metaphysic, multivocal,
     mystic, mystical, mystifying, numinous, obfuscated, obscure,
     obscured, occult, otherworldly, perplexing, perturbing,
     polysemantic, polysemous, preterhuman, preternatural, preternormal,
     pretersensual, problematic, psychic, puzzling, recondite,
     restricted, sealed, secluded, secluse, secret, sequestered,
     smothered, spiritual, stifled, strange, superhuman, supernatural,
     supernormal, superphysical, supersensible, supersensual,
     suppressed, supramundane, supranatural, theosophical, theosophist,
     top secret, transcendental, transmundane, ulterior, unaccountable,
     unapparent, unapprehended, unascertained, unbeknown, unbreatheable,
     uncanny, uncertain, uncharted, unclassified, unclear, undefinable,
     under an eclipse, under cover, under house arrest, under security,
     under wraps, underground, undisclosable, undisclosed,
     undiscoverable, undiscovered, undivulgable, undivulged, unearthly,
     unexplainable, unexplained, unexplored, unexposed, unfamiliar,
     unfathomable, unfathomed, ungraspable, unguessed, unheard,
     unheard-of, unhuman, unidentified, unintelligible, uninterpretable,
     uninvestigated, unknowable, unknown, unperceived, unplumbed,
     unrevealable, unrevealed, unsolvable, unspoken, unsuspected,
     untellable, untold, untouched, unutterable, unuttered,
     unwhisperable, unworldly, upsetting, virgin, weird,
     wrapped in clouds
  
  

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