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esotericadjective

uk   /ˌiː.səˈter.ɪk/  us   /ˌes.əˈter.ɪk/
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esotericadjective

 us   /ˌes·əˈter·ɪk/
intended for or ​understood by only a few ​people who have ​specialknowledge: Literary ​readings can sometimes ​seem esoteric, but we are ​trying to make them more ​attractive to more ​people.
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