• apocryphal

    An apocryphal story is widely known but probably not true.

  • grotesque

    Something grotesque is so distorted or misshapen that it is disturbing, bizarre, gross, or very ugly.

  • crypt

    a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)

  • cryptic

    of an obscure nature

  • cryptogram

    a piece of writing in code or cipher

  • cryptography

    the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers and cryptograms

  • encrypt

    convert ordinary language into code

  • encryption

    the activity of converting data or information into code

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