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Zoology (of the coloration of animals) tending to conceal by disguising or camouflaging the shape

cryptic

Secret. See cryptography and cryptanalysis.
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But, as we have shown, a reading of Moby Dick in purely New Testament Christian terms seems inappropriate, if not downright wrong, given the many allusions to the Old Testament, the character Elijah, though very secondary, putting into the story a terribly strong twist, in the sense that omitting the cryptical little that Elijah has to say about Ahab may lead to totally distorted interpretations.
But it would be faulty thinking, indeed, to not carry the analysis further and note that however cryptical or veiled the meanings, in the end the spirituals are a record of Blacks' response to oppression, to their environ (Cone, 1972), to God (or gods); they reflect the interpersonal dynamics of social relations, social conflict and the attempt of an oppressed community to assert of themselves an affirmative identity and social, collective action in an ideological universe of hard labor, loss, loved ones found and loved ones torn away; the metaphysics of forced separation and enslavement; the bright dimness of pain, the bold conundrum of chaos and a divine, classical existentialism.
The somewhat cryptical job ad from djuice calls The Human App the link between technology and people, and draws parallels to both Thomas Edison and Neil Armstrong.