6. impenetrable, incomprehensible, inapprehensible, past or beyond comprehension or understanding, unknowable, incognizable, incognoscible, undefinable, mysticism, n. occultism, cabalism, esotericism, esotery, esoterics; hermeticism, hermetics; supernaturalism, transcendentalism; theosophy; quietism, Molinism. mystification, n. perplexity, bewilderment, con-foundment, bafflement, puzzlement, puzzledness, Brit. Dial, swither; obfuscation, obscuration; stupefaction, uncertainty, incertitude, sixes and sevens; distraction, daze, fog, haze, unhingement; disconcertment, discomfiture, discomposure, consternation, chagrin, abashment. mystify, v. confuse, confound, bewilder, perplex, nonplus, baffle, puzzle, Inf. bamboozle, Inf. buffalo, Inf stump; disconcert, stagger, stun, daze, astonish, astound, dumfound, boggle; fuddle, befuddle, muddle, bemuddle, fog, befog, mix up, fool, delude, trick, outwit, hoodwink, bluff, distract. mystique, n. 1. aura, atmosphere, air, feeling, Inf feel, vibrations, Inf. vibes; quality, character, mood, ambience, tone.
2. magic, spell, charm, charisma, influence; attractiveness, appeal, desirability, desirableness; fascination, delight.
3. enigmaticalness, mysteriousness, inscrutability, inscrutableness, inexplicability, unexplainableness; supernaturalism, preternaturalism, otherworldliness; mysticism, spiritualism, occultness. myth, n. 1. legend, tale, tradition, old wives' tale, Inf yarn, romance, saga, epic; history, story, adventure, account, depiction, portrayal, representation, interpretation; fable, apologue, allegory, parable, moral, bestiary; fairy tale, ballad, nursery rhyme.
2. absurdity, nonsense, farce, wild story, tall tale, whopper, folk story; lie, fib, prevarication, Inf taradiddle; untruth, falsehood; fabrication, cock-and-bull story; moonshine, bosh, claptrap; invention, forgery.
3. fantasy, fancy, whimsy, whim, vagary, conceit; crazy notion or idea, peculiar notion, Inf. screwball or wacky idea; implausibility, unlikelihood; illusion, delusion, daydream. mythical, adj. 1. legendary, fabled, storied, traditional, mythological, mythic; chimerical, figmental, fanciful, imaginary, imagined, fantastic, fabulous, fantastical; visionary, dreamy, quixotic, extravagant, eidetic; romantic, idealistic, storybook, Cinderella-esque.
2. fictitious, fictional, make-up, make-believe, Inf just pretend, pretended, feigned; invented, contrived, concocted, coined, fabricated; preposterous, trumped up, unfounded, untrue, false; unreal, suppositional, superstitious, hypothetical, supposititious.
3. celebrated, immortal, historical, famous, famed, renowned, well-known, great, glorious. mythology, n. body of myths, myths collectively; folklore, lore, tradition.
My Account / Test History
| Affirmative|| Question|| Negative|
| I worked you worked he/she/it worked, etc|| did I work? did you work? did he/she/it work? etc|| I did not work you did not work he/she/it did not work, etc|
We use the simple past tense to talk about many kinds of past events: short, quickly finished actions and happenings, longer situations, and repeated events.
Peter broke a window last night.
I spent all my childhood in Scotland.
past-1 Scotland l-•-? future
Regularly every summer, Janet fell in love.
We use the simple past in 'narrative' — when we tell stories, and when we tell people about past events.
Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess who lived with her father. One day the king decided . . .
I saw John this morning. He told me .. .
(NOT I have seen John this morning. He has told me . . .)
A simple rule: use the simple past tense if you do not have a good reason for using one of the other past or perfect tenses.