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1    Hidden is the past participle of hide.  
2       adj   Hidden facts, feelings, activities, or problems are not easy to notice or discover.  
Under all the innocent fun, there are hidden dangers, especially for children...     
3       adj   A hidden place is difficult to find.  
As you descend, suddenly you see at last the hidden waterfall.     

hidden agenda        ( hidden agendas    plural  ) If you say that someone has a hidden agenda, you are criticizing them because you think they are secretly trying to achieve or cause a particular thing, while they appear to be doing something else.      n-count  
He accused foreign nations of having a hidden agenda to harm French influence...     
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abstruse, clandestine, close, concealed, covered, covert, cryptic, dark, hermetic, hermetical, latent, masked, mysterious, mystic, mystical, obscure, occult, recondite, secret, shrouded, ulterior, under wraps, unrevealed, unseen, veiled  

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when sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
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