3 cool-sounding words you may not know
First is esoteric, which means something that is intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.
Terms, procedures, and processes specific to a field you have little to no knowledge of or experience in can certainly seem esoteric. Nuclear physics is probably esoteric to a carpenter. Statistics like earned run average and walks plus hits per inning pitched are probably esoteric to those who don't give a lick about baseball.
The other two words, arcane and recondite, essentially mean the same thing and serve as synonyms for esoteric.
Common words that may be used in lieu of esoteric, arcane, and recondite include mysterious, secret, and obscure.
Had you heard or used any of these words before? Which one sounds coolest to you?
What's an example of something you'd consider esoteric, arcane, or recondite?