Made up of parts intricately involved; hard to untangle, solve, understand, analyze, etc.
Lacking in shade; undiminished:
Doubtful or uncertain:
That cannot be easily understood; completely obscure or mysterious; unfathomable; enigmatic
Having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate:
To confuse so as to keep from understanding or solving; puzzle; confound
The definition of arcane is something that is secret or that only a few people know about or understand.
Not explicable; that cannot be explained, understood, or accounted for
Having a close emotional, and often sexual, relationship with
That cannot be understood; incomprehensible
The definition of mystic is things that have to do with the occult or are mysterious.
The definition of enigmatic is something that is like a puzzle or riddle that can’t be understood.
To give trouble to, esp. in a petty or nagging way; disturb, annoy, irritate, etc.
To confuse; bewilder
Dumbfound is defined as to amaze someone, or to make someone speechless because of shock.
To confound is defined as to confuse someone, defeat an enemy or foil a plan.
To mix in a confused way; throw together carelessly:
The definition of cryptic is defined as something with unclear or hidden meaning, or a secret.
Of, relating to, or being a religious mystery:
To put at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; bewilder.
To stupefy is to astonish, shock or make someone unable to think or respond clearly.
To pose is defined as to get into a certain position or to pretend to be someone.
Beat means to hit something over and over again or to form or mix something.
To be successful in coming or going:
To stick is to poke someone with something sharp or to put something somewhere without giving much thought to it.
To stymie is defined as to hinder or block.
(Ergative) To create a rattling sound by shaking or striking.
To think deeply and at length; meditate
The definition of frustrate is to hinder someone's plans or efforts, or to make someone feel annoyed because you are hindering their efforts or refusing to cooperate.
Flummox is defined as to confuse someone.
To involve in or as in a tangle; catch, as in a net, vine, etc., so that escape is difficult; ensnare
To distract is defined as to draw someone's attention away from something and on to something else.
To upset the composure of; embarrass; confuse
The definition of befuddle means to confuse someone or to make something difficult to understand.
To confuse; bewilder.
(Obsolete) To bewilder; perplex.
The definition of addle refers to causing someone to become confused or to becoming unable to think clearly.
To wonder at or about
To move (a lever or switch) in order to activate, deactivate, or control a device.
Muddle is defined as to mix up, confuse or think in a confused way, or to mix up a drink.
To confuse or bewilder.
To discombobulate is defined as to confuse or disorient.
Stump is defined as to confuse.
Intrigue is defined as to do something that gets another person interested.
Readily comprehended or understood; intelligible.
The definition of straightforward is honest, direct and to the point.
Capable of being understood:
To explain or decorate
To clarify is defined as to purify a liquid to make it clear or to remove something.
Unravel is defined as to solve, untangle or undo, or to become untangled.
Elucidate is defined as to make something clear.
Explain is defined as to make something clear or to account for something or tell why something happened.
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