(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Quality of being hidden
Nouns — latency, passivity, inertia, dormancy, abeyance; ambiguity, mystery, secret; invisibility, imperceptibility; concealment; more than meets the eye or ear; possibility.
Verbs — lurk, smolder, underlie; lie hidden; keep back, conceal, veil, hide; laugh up one's sleeve; still waters run deep.
Adjectives — latent, lurking, smoldering, delitescent; hidden, concealed; implied, unapparent, in the background, invisible, unseen; dark, unknown, unsuspected, undiscovered; unsaid, untold, unspoken, unsung, unwritten, unpublished, unexposed, undisclosed; undeveloped, potential; dormant, quiescent; suspended, in abeyance, inactive, inert; veiled, covert, obscure.
Adverbs — in secret, under cover, in the background, behind the scenes, behind one's back, between the lines, on the tip of one's tongue; in suspense.
Antonyms, see appearance, disclosure.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being temporarily inactive: abeyance, abeyancy, dormancy, intermission, quiescence, suspension. See ACTION.

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