rec·on·dite (rĕkən-dīt′, rĭ-kŏndīt′)
1. Not easily understood; abstruse or obscure: "To gain a reputation for wisdom a man must seem to have a store of recondite knowledge" (Bertrand Russell).
2. Concealed; hidden.
[Latin reconditus, past participle of recondere, to put away : re-, re- + condere, to put together, preserve; see dhē- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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