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Word: recondite

Definition: abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret


Sentences Containing 'recondite'

We hear from mathematicians that bees have practically solved a recondite problem, and have made their cells of the proper shape to hold the greatest possible amount of honey, with the least possible consumption of precious wax in their construction.
The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us.
But to learn all about these recondite matters, your best way is at once to descend into the blubber-room, and have a long talk with its inmates.
But still another inquiry remains; one often agitated by the more recondite Nantucketers.

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