Word of the Week: Abstruse

Word: Abstruse You Pronounce It: [ab-stroos] Definition: adjective 1. hard to understand; recondite; esoteric: abstruse theories. 2. Obsolete. secret; hidden. Origin: 1590-1600 Latin: abstrūsus thrust away, concealed (past participle of abstrūdere), equivalent to abs- abs- + trūd- thrust + -tus past participle suffix I found it: While reading, The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present by Bissell and … Continue reading Word of the Week: Abstruse