Difficult Words : Esoteric and Espouse

Difficult Words: Esoteric and Espouse

Esoteric (ESuh TER ik) adj: hard to understand; understood by only a select few; peculiar

Chicken wrestling and underwater modeling were just two of Bob's esoteric hobbies.

The author's books were so esoteric that no one except his mother ever bought any of them.


Espouse (e SPOUZ) v: to support; to advocate

The Mormons used to espouse bigamy or marriage to more than one woman.

Bert espoused so many causes that he sometimes had trouble remembering which side he was on.

The Candidate for governor espoused a program in which all taxes would be abolished and all the state's revenues would be supplied by income from Bingo and horse racing.

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