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Recondite

[rə-KAHN-diyt]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid 17th century

1.

Little known; obscure, (specifically regarding knowledge).

Examples of Recondite in a sentence

"The academic textbook contained a lot of recondite information that was hard for the students to understand."

"We were very pleased that we could follow the recondite directions to the lake."

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About Recondite

Recondite comes from the Latin word “reconditus,” which means hidden or put away. It can also be used as an adverb, “reconditely,” or as a noun, “reconditeness.”

Did you Know?

If you remove the prefix “re,” you are left with the verb “condite,” which means to pickle or preserve — “condite” is possibly a more recondite word than “recondite.”

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