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Esoteric [Adjective]

Sentence: The standard perception of philosophy is that it poses questions that are often esoteric and almost always daunting. So another pertinent question, and one implicitly raised by Mr. George’s discussion, is can philosophy ever be fun? (Source: opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com)

Meaning: Difficult to understand; Understood by a small number of people having specialized knowledge and interest

How To Remember?

ESO-” of “Esoteric” should remind you of “Employee Stock Options” which gives rights to employees of a company to buy a certain number of shares of the company at a specified price. Sounds complex, right? Difficult to understand? Definitely, especially for an outsider. But it is not so difficult for the concerned employees to understand.

Remember thus!

Synonyms?

Abstruse; Recondite; Obscure; Inscrutable; Delphic.

The Antonym?

Exoteric.

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[Harrison Ford plays the role of the adventurer and archaelogist Indiana Jones, a fictional character who has knowledge about esoteric rituals of various ancient cultures, in a movie series.]

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