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esoteric

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adjective
  • intended for or understood by a small, specific group [Princeton Review]
  • likely to be understood by only those with a special knowledge or interest; mysterious; obscure [Barron]
  • designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone [Taisha]
  • abstruse; intended only for a small circle of [Nandigam]

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