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ar·cane

arcane

 
pronunciation:
ar keIn
part of speech: adjective
definition: of a secret or esoteric nature; mysterious; abstruse.
Her interest lies in the arcane rituals of ancient peoples.Only an expert can understand the arcane language of these scholarly papers.The lecture dealt with an arcane topic, but the speaker made it interesting and comprehensible to the audience.
synonyms:
abstruse, enigmatic, esoteric, mysterious, secret
similar words:
cryptic, hidden, incomprehensible, inscrutable, mystic, occult, oracular, recondite, unfathomable