One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘his colleague had vanished in mysterious circumstances’
puzzling, strange, peculiar, curious, funny, queer, odd, weird, bizarre, mystifying, inexplicable, baffling, perplexing, bewildering, confusing, uncanny, dark, impenetrable, incomprehensible, unexplainable, unfathomable, Delphic, sibylline, unaccountable, insoluble, obscure
arcane, recondite, secret, esoteric, occult, cryptic, hidden, concealed, supernatural, mystical
2‘he was being very mysterious about his whereabouts’
enigmatic, inscrutable, secretive, sphinx-like, cloak-and-dagger, reticent, non-committal, discreet, evasive, furtive, surreptitious, covert
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