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occult

adjective

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2 having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning
  • an occult reference in the text that has puzzled scholars ever since

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3 having seemingly supernatural qualities or powers
  • Great Britain's Stonehenge is one of those occult places where people expect something of cosmic significance to happen

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occult

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of occult (Entry 2 of 2)

to keep secret or shut off from view
  • occulted their house from prying eyes by planting large trees around it
  • the actor's private life had long been occulted by a contrived public persona

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“Occult.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/occult. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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