IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

II. MODES OF COMMUNICATION

Concealment.

[Antonyms: disclosure.]

[Nouns] concealment; hiding; occultation, mystification.

seal of secrecy; screen [more]; disguise [more]; masquerade; masked battery; hiding place [more]; cryptography, steganography; freemasonry.

stealth, stealthiness; obreption; slyness (cunning) [more].

latitancy, latitation; seclusion [more]; privacy, secrecy, secretness; incognita.

reticence; reserve; mental reserve, reservation; arriere pensee, suppression, evasion, white lie, misprision; silence (taciturnity) [more]; suppression of truth [more]; underhand dealing; closeness, secretiveness; mystery.

latency [more]; snake in the grass; secret [more]; stowaway.

[Verbs] conceal, hide, secrete, put out of sight; lock up, seal up, bottle up.

cover, screen, cloak, veil, shroud; cover up one's tracks; screen from sight, screen from observation; drawing the veil; draw the curtain, close the curtain; curtain, shade, eclipse, throw a view over; be cloud, be mask; mask, disguise; ensconce, muffle, smother; befog; whisper.

keep from; keep back, keep to oneself; keep snug, keep close, keep secret, keep dark; bury; sink, suppress; keep from, keep from out of view, keep from out of sight; keep in the shade, throw into the shade, throw into background; stifle, hush up, smother, withhold, reserve; fence with a question; ignore [more].

keep a secret, keep one's own counsel; hold one's tongue (silence) [more]; make no sign, not let it go further; not breathe a word, not breathe a syllable about; not let the right hand know what the left is doing; hide one's light under a bushel, bury one's talent in a napkin.

keep in the dark, leave in the dark, keep in the ignorance; blind, blind the eyes; blindfold, hoodwink, mystify; puzzle (render uncertain) [more]; bamboozle (deceive) [more].

be concealed; suffer an eclipse; retire from sight, couch; hide oneself; lie hid, lie in perdu, lie in close; lie in ambush; seclude oneself [more]; lurk, sneak, skulk, slink, prowl; steal into, steal out of, steal by, steal along; play at bopeep, play at hide and seek; hide in holes and corners; still hunt.

[Adjectives] concealed; hidden; secret, recondite, mystic, cabalistic, occult, dark; cryptic, cryptical; private, privy, in petto, auricular, clandestine, close, inviolate; tortuous.

behind a screen [more]; undercover, under an eclipse; in ambush, in hiding, in disguise; in a cloud, in a fog, in a mist, in a haze, in a dark corner; in the shade, in the dark; clouded, wrapt in clouds; invisible[more]; buried, underground, perdu; secluded [more].

undisclosed [more], untold [more]; covert (latent) [more]; mysterious (unintelligible) [more].

irrevealable, inviolable; confidential; esoteric; not to be spoken of.

obreptitious, furtive, stealthy, feline; skulking; surreptitious, underhand, hole and corner; sly (cunning). [more]; secretive, evasive; reserved, reticent, uncommunicative, buttoned up; close, close as wax; taciturn [more].

[Adverbs] secretly; in secret, in private, in one's sleeve, in holes and corners; in the dark

jnuis clausiss, with closed doors, a huis clos; hugger mugger, a la derobee; under the cloak of, under the rose, under the table; sub rosa, en tapinois, in the background, aside, on the sly, with bated breath, sotto voce, in a whisper, without beat of drum, a la sourdine.

behind the veil; beyond mortal ken, beyond the grave, beyond the veil; hid from mortal vision; into the eternal secret, into the realms supersensible, into the supreme mystery.

in confidence, in strict confidence, in strictest confidence; confidentially; between ourselves, between you and me; entre nous, inter nos, under the seal of secrecy; a couvert.

underhand, by stealth, like a thief in the night; stealthily; behind the scenes, behind the curtain, behind one's back, behind a screen [more]; incognito; in camera.

[Phrases] it must go no further, it will go no further; "tell it not in Gath," nobody the wiser; alitur vitium vivitque tegendo; "let it be tenable in your silence still" [Hamlet].

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