1. of or pertaining to magic, astrology,
any system claiming use or knowledge of secret or supernatural powers or agencies.
2. beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or understanding; mysterious.
3. secret; disclosed or communicated only to the initiated.
4. hidden from view.
5. (in early science)
a. not apparent on mere inspection but discoverable by experimentation.
b. of a nature not understood, as physical qualities.
c. dealing with such qualities; experimental: occult [science].
6. Medicine/Medical. present in amounts too small to be visible: a chemical test to detect occult blood in the stool.
7. the supernatural or supernatural agencies and affairs considered as a whole (usually prec. by the).
8. occult studies or sciences (usually prec. by the).
–verb (used with object)
9. to block or shut off (an object) from view; hide.
10. Astronomy. to hide (a celestial body) by occultation.
–verb (used without object)
11. to become hidden or shut off from view.
2. metaphysical, supernatural.
3. concealed, unrevealed; veiled, shrouded; mystical, cabalistic. (猶太神祕哲學)
"Slacker" is a movie with an [appeal] almost impossible to describe, although the method of the director, Richard Linklater, is as [clear] as [day]. He wants to show us a certain strata of [campus life] at the present time - a group of people he calls "slackers," although anyone who has ever lived in a campus town will also recognize them under such older names as beatniks, hippies, bohemians, longhairs, peaceniks, weirdos or the Union Regulars.
We don't get a story, but we do get a feeling. We are listening in on [a] whole stratum of [American life] that never gets paid attention to in the movies - the people who believe the things they read in magazines sold in places that smell like Vitamin B. They have special knowledge, occult beliefs, revolutionary health practices.
–noun, plural strata
We can follow the history of life [through] the strata.
Tramps are in a [low] stratum of [society].
the quality of being [opaque]
As with Basquiat, there's a certain dreamy [opacity] [to] Before Night Falls.
to obfuscate a problem with [ex]traneous information.
as equally nebulous as the strange [land] to which he has been
wide-eyed and pouty, with a great corona of frizzy [hair]