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Something unrevealed
“So many claim to know the secret of happiness. But what if there's no such thing?”
Something that is kept or meant to be kept unknown or unseen by others
“Authorities have been trying to keep details of the incident a secret from the public.”
A valid, but not commonly known or recognized, method of achieving or maintaining something
“The secret to achieving your goals is mapping out a realistic plan to attainment.”
Not meant to be known as such by others
“Angela has been getting messages from someone claiming to be her secret admirer.”
Not known or seen or not meant to be known or seen by others
“Rumor has it that the glamorous couple are planning a secret wedding.”
(of an object) Not clearly seen or noticeable
“The bookcase is actually a secret door that leads into his private study.”
(of information or messages) Not easily deciphered
“We have received a secret message claiming that all our bases now belong to them.”
(of a place or location) Placed or standing away from view
“The rear door of the cottage opens into a secret garden.”
(of a person) Fond of or good at keeping things about oneself unknown
“Boo Radley was a secret man who preferred to keep to himself.”
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