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arcane (adjective), more arcane, most arcane
1. That which is known or understood by only a few people: The professor was involved with arcane elements of science that are too difficult for most people to comprehend.
2. A reference to something that is secret or mysterious: Helena was known for acquiring arcane messages from extrasensory sources which helped her clients solve some extraordinary problems.

Richard's psychology professor presented some theories that were filled with arcane details about how some people become psychopaths or have mental illnesses that make them behave in violent ways with other human beings.

Something that is hidden and secret and so it is understood by only a few people.
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Understood only by a few people; requiring secret or mysterious knowledge. (1)