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enigma
used in Catch-22

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something mysterious that seems unexplainable
  • He was disappointed, but not inclined to believe Yossarian, for he had been given a sign, a secret, enigmatic vision that he still lacked the boldness to divulge.
    Chapter 25 — The Chaplain (9% in)

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  • To German intelligence, Major — de Coverley was a vexatious enigma; not one of the hundreds of American prisoners would ever supply any concrete information about the elderly white-haired officer with the gnarled and menacing brow and blazing, powerful eyes who seemed to spearhead every important advance so fearlessly and successfully.
    Chapter 13 — Major De Coverley (12% in)

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