1. of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutible workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"
(synonym) cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious
(similar) inexplicable, incomprehensible
1. be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
(synonym) perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
(hypernym) confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
(hyponym) stump, mix up
2. make mysterious; "mystify the story"
(hypernym) obscure, bedim, overcloud
(derivation) bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusement