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veiled

adjective uk   /veɪld/ us  
describes words or ways of behaving that are not direct or expressed clearly: a veiled reference/threat/warning a thinly veiled attack on his abilities as a leaderDifficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuseDigressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
(Definition of veiled from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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