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cryp·to·nym

 (krĭp′tə-nĭm′)
n.
A word or name that is used secretly to refer to another; a code name or code word.

cryptonym

(ˈkrɪptənɪm)
n
a code name or secret name

cryptonym

a secret name.
See also: Names
Translations
Ökonym
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All of the Season 2 episode titles are CIA cryptonyms, but this one isn't complicated.
The main text of the novel's 1991 Random House edition ends on page 1282 with the words TO BE CONTINUED, followed by an "Author's Note," 1283-89, a list of books Mailer consulted, 1289-93, "Characters, Organizations, Cryptonyms, Cover Names," 1295-1301, and "Places," 1303-10.
In the decade since the earlier book's publication, arguments have raged about Hiss, with disputes over cryptonyms said to refer to him, complicated by the fact that Hiss is said to have spied for Soviet military intelligence, not the KGB.
and the Head of the First Chief Directorate and his cryptonyms constantly revised.
13) My more globally oriented trajectory will be overdetermined by the "encrypted alterity" of "Augusta" (Byron's half-sister-cum-object of an incestuous affair) vis-a-vis "Augusta" (an ancient, Roman name for London popular in the 18th-Century); Albania (a way-station on Byron's pilgrimage) in relation to Albion (an archaic, nationalist name for Imperial Britain); and cryptonyms of ingenium.
A]ug[usta]" is a cryptonym for Byron's doubly bound desire for "peace"--that is, for the perfectly encrypted signifying fragment (a piece or a textualized partial or part-object: object a in Lacan's vocabulary) that promises to free him from his "prodigal ancestry," while perpetually setting him adrift in a fragmentary flow of signifying fragments: "aug" "ht" "usta" "ht" "h'd" "v'd" "I'd" "n'd.
50) "August-in-a" also encrypts a desire to see England in-nocent of the bloodstains of Empire, for "yon eng-in-e's roar" is an etymological cryptonym of the "distorted" inventive power that drives the Imperial art of war: an English perversion of in-genium Byron despises (I.
But as John Stockwell, head of the CIA's Angola task force, noted when he resigned in 1978, "Eventually we learned that Lumumba was killed, not by our poisons, but beaten to death apparently by men who were loyal to men who had Agency cryptonyms and received Agency salaries.
com/quantico-season-2-spoilers-8-things-know-alex-starts-cia-training-sept-25-2421604) previously reported , all the episode titles in Season 2 are CIA cryptonyms that relate to the episode.
Wandering for decades in a maze of disguises, disinformation, cryptonyms, letters, messages, and fragments of poetry, he finally tries to extricate himself by writing a memoir in two disjointed manuscripts, Alpha and Omega (the other twenty-two letters of the Greek alphabet coming between them, it is unlikely the two parts will ever fit together).