Wednesday, February 23, 2011

esoteric


esoteric [ es-uh'-TER-ik ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. understood by or designed for only a select few
2. requiring or showcasing special knowledge that is revealed only to a small group
3. private; confidential
4. of a rare, special, or unusual interest
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The esoteric seminar on “the relevance of the Upanishads in present day society” attracted a sparse audience.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The agenda featured esoteric items like a discussion of 19th-century social attitudes toward the germ theory and a detailed analysis of the inks that Galileo used in one of his manuscripts.