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abstruse
used in Selected Tales by Poe

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Definition
difficult to understand; or not known by the great majority of people
  • Indeed upon any theme of the most admired, because simply the most abstruse of the boasted erudition of the academy, have I ever found Ligeia at fault?
    1 — Ligeia (29% in)
  • They have fallen into the gross but common error of confounding the unusual with the abstruse.
    4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (50% in)

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