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Roget-categorie 528

4. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
4.9. Modes of communication

#528. Concealment

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concealment hiding etc. v. — occultation, mystification.
seal of secrecyscreen etc. 530disguise etc. 530masquerademasked batteryhiding place etc. 530cryptography, steganographyfreemasonry.
stealth, stealthiness, sneakinessobreptionslyness etc. (cunning) 702.
latitancy, latitationseclusion etc. 893privacy, secrecy, secretnessincognita.
reticencereservemental reserve, reservationarriere pensee [Fr.], suppression, evasion, white lie, misprisionsilence etc. (taciturnity) 585suppression of truth etc. 544underhand dealingcloseness, secretiveness etc. adj. — mystery.
latency etc. 526snake in the grasssecret etc. 533stowaway.


conceal, hide, secrete, put out of sightlock up, seal up, bottle up.
encrypt, encode, cipher.
cover, screen, cloak, veil, shroudcover up one's tracksscreen from sight, screen from observationdrawing the veildraw the curtain, close the curtaincurtain, shade, eclipse, throw a view overbe cloud, be maskmask, disguiseensconce, muffle, smotherbefogwhisper.
keep fromkeep back, keep to oneselfkeep snug, keep close, keep secret, keep darkburysink, suppresskeep from, keep from out of view, keep from out of sightkeep in the shade, throw into the shade, throw into backgroundstifle, hush up, smother, withhold, reservefence with a questionignore etc. 460.
keep a secret, keep one's own counselhold one's tongue etc. (silence) 585make no sign, not let it go furthernot breathe a word, not breathe a syllable aboutnot let the right hand know what the left is not let the right hand know what the left is doinghide one's light under a bushel, bury one's talent in a napkin.
keep in the dark, leave in the dark, keep in the ignoranceblind, blind the eyesblindfold, hoodwink, mystifypuzzle etc. (render uncertain) 475bamboozle etc. (deceive) 545.
be concealed etc. v. — suffer an eclipseretire from sight, couchhide oneselflie hid, lie in perdu [Fr.], lie in closelie in ambush (ambush) 530seclude oneself etc. 893lurk, sneak, skulk, slink, prowlsteal into, steal out of, steal by, steal alongplay at bopeep, play at hide and seekhide in holes and cornersstill hunt.

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concealed etc. v. — hiddensecret, recondite, mystic, cabalistic, occult, darkcryptic, crypticalprivate, privy, in petto, auricular, clandestine, close, inviolatetortuous.
behind a screen etc. 530undercover, under an eclipsein ambush, in hiding, in disguisein a cloud, in a fog, in a mist, in a haze, in a dark cornerin the shade, in the darkclouded, wrapped in clouds, wrapt in cloudsinvisible etc. 447buried, underground, perdu [Fr.]secluded etc. 893.
undisclosed etc. 529, untold etc. 527covert etc. (latent) 526untraceablemysterious etc. (unintelligible) 519.
irrevealable, inviolableconfidentialesotericnot to be spoken ofunmentionable.
obreptitious, furtive, stealthy, felineskulking etc. v. — surreptitious, underhand, hole and cornersly etc. (cunning) 702secretive, evasivereserved, reticent, uncommunicative, buttoned upclose, close as waxtaciturn etc. 585.


secretly etc. adj. — in secret, in private, in one's sleeve, in holes and cornersin the dark etc. adj.. januis clausis [Lat.], with closed doors, a huis clos [Fr.]hugger mugger, a la derobee [Fr.]under the cloak of, under the rose, under the tablesub rosa [Lat.], en tapinois [Fr.], in the background, aside, on the sly, with bated breath, sotto voce [Lat.], in a whisper, without beat of drum, a la sourdine.
behind the veilbeyond mortal ken, beyond the grave, beyond the veilhid from mortal visioninto the eternal secret, into the realms supersensible, into the supreme mystery.
in confidence, in strict confidence, in strictest confidenceconfidentially etc. adj. — between ourselves, between you and mebetween you and me and the bedpostentre nous [Fr.], inter nos, under the seal of secrecya couvert [Fr.].
underhand, by stealth, like a thief in the nightstealthily etc. adj. — behind the scenes, behind the curtain, behind one's back, behind a screen etc. 530incognitoin camera.


it must go no further, it will go no furtherdon't tell a soultell it not in Gath," nobody the wiseralitur vitium vivitque tegendo [Lat.]let it be tenable in your silence still" [Hamlet]. [confidential disclosure to news reporters] background information, deep background information, deep backgroundbackground session, backgroundernot for attribution

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