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Word of the day: Recondite

Recondite

[rə-KAHN-diyt]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid-17th century

(Of a subject or knowledge) Little known; abstruse.

Examples of recondite in a sentence

"The advanced textbook contained recondite information that was hard for beginning students to understand."

"It shouldn't take someone with recondite knowledge to fix this."

About Recondite

“Recondite” comes from the Latin word “reconditus,” which means “hidden or put away.” The term can be turned into an adverb, “reconditely,” or a noun, “reconditeness.”

Did you Know?

Remove the prefix “re-,” and you are left with the verb “condite,” which means “to pickle or preserve.” “Condite” is possibly a more recondite word than “recondite” itself.

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