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mystery  

  ( mysteries    plural  )
1       n-count   A mystery is something that is not understood or known about.  
The source of the gunshots still remains a mystery., ...the mysteries of mental breakdown.     
2       n-uncount   If you talk about the mystery of someone or something, you are talking about how difficult they are to understand or know about, especially when this gives them a rather strange or magical quality.  
She's a lady of mystery..., It is an elaborate ceremony, shrouded in mystery.     
3       adj   A mystery person or thing is one whose identity or nature is not known.  
ADJ n  
The mystery hero immediately alerted police after spotting a bomb., ...a mystery prize of up to £1,000.     
4       n-count   A mystery is a story in which strange things happen that are not explained until the end.  
His fourth novel is a murder mystery set in London.     
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exp.
a mystery wrapped in an enigma
Latin phrase meaning "to explain an obscurity by something still more obscure"
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).

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