It’s easy to remember this adjective. Just remember back on all of those “Tales From The Crypt” comic books and television episodes that scared the wits out of you. A crypt is a chamber in a mausoleum or a vault tucked away under the floor of a church, both of which are pretty creepy. Cryptic means occult, secret and/or puzzling and mysterious. See how easy that’s going to be to recall?
Example: In their weekly project meeting, Maddie was incredibly frustrated by the developer’s cryptic comments regarding the status of the shopping mall’s leasing statistics, as they seemed not to bode well for her firm’s future involvement on the multi-million dollar project.