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abstruse
difficult to understand
callous
emotionally hardened, unfeeling
convoluted
intricate; complex
disaffected
having lost faith or loyalty, discontent
enigma
a puzzle, mystery, or riddle
inscrutable
difficult to fathom or understand; impenetrable
reticent
inclined to keep silent; reserved
staid
unemotional; serious
Arcane
known or understood by only a few
assimilate
to absorb or become absorbed; to make or become similar
autonomy
independence; self-determination
cosmopolitan
worldly; widely sophisticated
derivative
something that comes from another source
esoteric
intended for or understood by only a small group
gaffe
a clumsy social error, a faux pas
idiosyncrasy
characteristic peculiar to an individual or group
insular
isolated; narrow or provincial
orthodox
adhering to the traditional and established, especially in religion
potentate
one who has the power and position to rule over others; monarch
castigate
to scold, rebuke, or harshly criticize
censure
to issue official blame
denounce
to condemn openly
reclusive
seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation
relinquish
to retire from; give up or abandon
renounce
to give up (a title, for example), especially by formal announcement
vituperative
the viturperative speech was so cruel that the members left feeling completely abused
marked by harshly abusive condemnation
circumscribe
to draw a circle around; to restrict
contiguous
sharing an edge or boundary; touching

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