What's the difference between arcanum and mystery?
(n.) A secret; a mystery; -- generally used in the plural.
(n.) A secret remedy; an elixir.
(a.) A profound secret; something wholly unknown, or something kept cautiously concealed, and therefore exciting curiosity or wonder; something which has not been or can not be explained; hence, specifically, that which is beyond human comprehension.
(a.) A kind of secret religious celebration, to which none were admitted except those who had been initiated by certain preparatory ceremonies; -- usually plural; as, the Eleusinian mysteries.
(a.) The consecrated elements in the eucharist.
(a.) Anything artfully made difficult; an enigma.
(n.) A trade; a handicraft; hence, any business with which one is usually occupied.
(n.) A dramatic representation of a Scriptural subject, often some event in the life of Christ; a dramatic composition of this character; as, the Chester Mysteries, consisting of dramas acted by various craft associations in that city in the early part of the 14th century.
(1) Ofcom will conduct research, such as mystery shopping, to assess the transparency of contractual information given to customers by providers at the point of sale".
(2) Totò was a legend in the Vesuvian city – a comedian of genius; poignant, mysterious.
(3) And that ancient Basque cultural gem – the mysterious language with its odd Xs, Ks and Ts – will be honoured at every turn in a city where it was forbidden by Franco.
(4) The etiology of the panvasculitis still remains a mystery.
(5) Meeting after meeting during 2011 to try to hammer out agreements about the basic shape of the Egyptian constitution – meetings that always mysteriously collapsed.
(6) Director Gareth Edwards , who made Godzilla, introduced a tantalizing concept reel to preview the mysterious film, which is part of a series of films exploring other stories outside of the core Star Wars saga.
(7) In EastEnders , the mystery surrounding the identity of Kat's secret squeeze continues amid the grinding of narrative levers and the death rattle of overflogged script-horses.
(8) The exact purpose of the complex is a mystery, though it is clearly ancient.
(9) Of course, the great British countryside was never as twee as that – a point made forcibly by the second album from mysterious electronic collective Hacker Farm .
(10) Askap will also help astronomers investigate one of the greatest mysteries of the universe: dark energy.
(11) Dickens's last completed novel, Our Mutual Friend , has a mysterious hero, John Rokesmith, who turns out to be someone different from the person we were told he was.
(12) Where once Gaga was mysterious and her music unavoidable, the mystique has evaporated and the music easy to miss.
(13) "How these union bosses get elected, how they raise money, how they disperse money is a complete and utter mystery.
(14) Despite extensive research, the aetiology of this infectious disease which affects mainly infants and young children remains mysterious.
(15) Death in utero (or immediately following birth) of children of diabetic mothers remains rather mysterious.
(16) Now trapped in an occupied city, she takes on a job as a housekeeper to mysterious bachelor Gabriel Ortega.
(17) In response to a question from the host, Jake Tapper, about allegations that the Russian ambassador “is a spy”, Rubio said: “It is not a mystery to anyone that virtually every embassy in Washington DC has some intelligence component associated with it.” Fact check: what did Trump's tweets about Obama's 'wiretaps' mean?
(18) Since then, his whereabouts have been a mystery, but this week his brother told Associated Press that he had received new and disturbing information from one of the policemen who took Gao away.
(19) Yet elsewhere in Syria, the strikes against Isis opened what US officials indicate as an opportunity to strike a mysterious al-Qaida cell in Syria believed to have been in the advanced stages for bomb attacks against US or western targets.
(20) How Balls achieves his £1.2bn from a mansion tax is a mystery.