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Abstract TopicsPlay
Use 'mystify' for complex or intangible topics, not simple everyday things. SlideThe philosopher's theories mystify most of his students.
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Emotionally NeutralPlay
'Mystify' describes confusion without indicating if it’s a positive or negative experience. SlideThe strange symbol in the ancient text mystified the linguists.
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Context MattersPlay
'Mystify' is often used in contexts where the confusion cannot be easily resolved. SlideThe purpose behind the artist's work remains a mystifying enigma.