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Esoteric GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

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Esoteric GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˌiː.səʊˈter.ɪk/ (adj)

Definition

known or understood only by a few, difficult to understand, abstruse, abstract, elusive, enigmatic, impenetrable, complex, obscure, mysterious, occult, opaque, cryptic, incomprehensible, recondite, complicated, arcane, secret, encrypted

Example

In cryptography, a cipher (or cypher) is an algorithm for performing encryption or decryption—a series of well-defined steps that can be followed as a procedure. An alternative, less common term is encipherment. To encipher or encode is to convert information into cipher or code to make it esoteric. In common parlance, “cipher” is synonymous with “code”, as they are both a set of steps that encrypt a message and make it esoteric; however, the concepts are distinct in cryptography, especially classical cryptography.

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Antonyms

straightforward, transparent

Parts of speech

Adverb: esoterically

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