Such an obnoxious word

Who would choose to use it by choice

When there are so many more

verbally accessible synonyms

when you can use recondite or complex or esoteric  

Why go with something so hard to say


The fact that it is hard to say

Might help you remember that the word itself

Kind of means describing something that is

Hard to say

In that it is recondite or complex or esoteric.

Yet those just roll off the tongue

So much easier to inject into a sentence

With that in mind

Let’s make a truce

Let’s avoid the word abstruse.

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