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Definition: very difficult, and generally only understood by experts

Synonyms: academic, difficult, involved, profound, abstruse, cryptic, obscure, esoteric, mystical, secret

Antonyms: simple, easy, clear, open

Tips: Recondite is derived from the Latin reconditus, which means "hide or store away." Recondite used to have the meaning "hidden from view." Over time, it has come to denote something not obviously clear to the average person.

Usage Examples:

The students struggled through the recondite material. (difficult, abstruse)

Quantum mechanic theory is a recondite subject for the average person. (abstruse, cryptic)

In the movie "Good Will Hunting," the main character solved recondite mathematical problems with ease. (difficult, involved, obscure)

The consortium of philosophers met on a monthly basis to discuss their latest, recondite theories. (profound, esoteric)

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