|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties|
|Division (II) Communication of Ideas|
| Section II. Modes of Communication|
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|NOUN:||CONCEALMENT; hiding &c. v.; occultation, mystification.|
reticence, reserve, reservation; mental reservation, aside; arrière pensée [F.], suppression, evasion, white lie, misprision; silence (taciturnity) [See Taciturnity]; suppression of truth [See Falsehood]; underhand dealing; closeness, secret veness &c. adj.; mystery.
seal of secrecy; freemasonry; screen [See Ambush]; disguise [See Ambush]; masquerade; masked battery; hiding place [See Ambush].
CRYPTOGRAPHY, steganography; cipher, code, cable code; sympathetic ink, palimpsest.
STALKING, still-hunt, hunt.
STEALTH, stealthiness; obreption [obs.]; slyness (cunning) [See Cunning].
SECRECY, latitancy [rare], latitation [obs.]; seclusion [See Seclusion. Exclusion]; privacy, secretness, hugger-mugger [archaic]; disguise, incognito (fem. incognita).
MYSTICISM, occultism, supernaturalism; esotericism, esoterics, esotery.
LATENCY [See Latency]; snake in the grass; secret [See Secret]; stowaway; blind baggage [slang].
MASQUERADER, masker, mask, domino.
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|VERB:||CONCEAL, hide, secrete, put out of sight; lock up, seal up, bottle up.|
cover, screen, cloak, veil, shroud; cover up ones tracks; screen from -sight, - observation; draw the veil; draw -, close- the curtain; curtain, shade, eclipse, throw a veil over; becloud, bemask; mask, disguise; ensconce, muffle; befog; whisper.
keep- from, - back, - to oneself; keep -snug, - close, - secret, - dark; bury; sink, suppress; keep -from, - out of- -view, - sight; keep in -, throw into- the -shade, - background; stifle, hush up, smother, withhold, reserve; fence with a question; ignore [See Neglect].
CODE, codify; use a -code, - cipher.
KEEP A SECRET, keep ones own counsel; hold ones tongue (silence) [See Taciturnity]; make no sign, not let it go further; not breathe a -word, - syllable- about; not let the right hand know what the left is doing; hide ones light under a bushel, bury ones talent in a napkin.
HOODWINK; keep -, leave- in -the dark, - ignorance; blind, - the eyes; blindfold, mystify; puzzle (render uncertain) [See Uncertainty]; bamboozle (deceive) [See Deception].
BE CONCEALED &c. v.; suffer an eclipse; occult, retire from sight, couch; hide oneself; lie -hid, - in ambush, - perdu, - snug, - low [colloq.], - close; latitate [obs.]; seclude oneself [See Seclusion. Exclusion]; lurk, sneak, skulk, slink, prowl, gumshoe [slang, U. S.]; steal -into, - out of, - by, - along; play at -bopeep, - hide and seek; hide in holes and corners; stillhunt.
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|ADJECTIVE:||CONCEALED &c. v.; hidden; secret, latitant [rare], recondite, mystic, mystical, cabalistic or cabalistical, occult, dark; cryptic or cyptical, private, privy, in petto [It.], auricular, clandestine, close, close-mouthed, inviolate; tortuous.|
behind a screen [See Ambush]; under -cover, - an eclipse; in ambush, in hiding, in disguise; in a -cloud, - fog, - mist, - haze, - dark corner; in the -shade, - dark; clouded, wrapt in clouds; invisible [See Invisibility]; buried, underground, perdu; secluded [See Seclusion. Exclusion].
UNDISCLOSED [See Disclosure], untold [See Information]; covert (latent) [See Latency]; mysterious (unintelligible) [See Unintelligibility].
INVIOLABLE, irrevealable, confidential; esoteric; not to be spoken of.
FURTIVE, obreptitious, stealthy, feline; skulking &c. v.; surreptitious, underhand, hole and corner [colloq.]; sly (cunnin) [See Cunning]; secretive, clandestine, evasive; reserved, reticent, uncommunicative, buttoned up; close, - as wax; taciturn [See Taciturnity].
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|ADVERB:||SECRETLY &c. adj.; in secret, in private, in ones sleeve, in holes and corners [colloq.]; in the dark &c. adj.|
januis clausis [L.], with closed doors, à huis clos [F.]; hugger-mugger, in hugger-mugger [archaic], à la dérobée [F.], under the -cloak of, - rose, - table; sub rosâ [L.], en tapinois [F.], in the background, aside, on the sly [colloq.], with bated breath, sotto voce, in a whisper, without beat of drum, à la sourdine [F.].
BEHIND THE VEIL; beyond -mortal ken, - the grave, - the veil; hid from mortal vision; into the -eternal secret, - realms supersensible, - supreme mystery.
CONFIDENTIALLY &c. adj.; in -, in strict- confidence; between -ourselves, - you and me; entre nous [F.], inter nos [L.], under the seal of secrecy; à couvert [F.].
UNDERHAND, by stealth, like a thief in the night; stealthily &c. adj.; behind -the scenes, - the curtain, - ones back, - a screen [See Ambush]; incognito; in camerâ [L.].
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- It must go no further, it will go no further.
- Tell it not in Gath.Bible
- Nobody the wiser.
- Alitur vitium vivitque tegendo.
- Let it be tenable in your silence still.Hamlet
- But let concealment, like a worm i the bud, Feed on her damask cheek.Twelfth Night
a transcendent form of common sense.Chesterton