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Posted 8/3/23

Esoteric: (e-suh-ter-ick) an adjective that means a subject that’s understood by a select few.

“There were only a few viewers to the presentation because the information was too esoteric for wide appeal.”

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Esoteric: (e-suh-ter-ick) an adjective that means a subject that’s understood by a select few.

“There were only a few viewers to the presentation because the information was too esoteric for wide appeal.”

Word of the Week is a feature that aims to help readers boost their vocabulary in a meaningful way that has practical application. Each week, our editorial staff presents a word, its definition and its use in a sentence.

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