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Understood only by a few people… arcane   Something arcane is understood or known by only a few people. Almost everyone knows the basics of baseball, but only an elite few possess the arcane knowledge of its history that marks the true fan.   A near synonym is esoteric, as in remote information or knowledge. Experts in academic fields often…

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Taking reckless chances…   foolhardy   If you decide you are going to scale Mt. Everest next weekend without any training or experience, that would be a foolhardydecision. Use the adjective foolhardy to describe someone who rushes into action without considering the consequences.   Foolhardy is a combination of the noun fool and the adjective hardy, meaning “brave” or “bold.” Put them…

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Indulging in talking for talking’s sake… garrulous   A garrulous person just won’t stop talking (and talking, and talking, and talking…).   Garrulous comes from the Latin word garrire for “chattering or prattling.” If someone is garrulous, he doesn’t just like to talk; he indulges in talking for talking’s sake — whether or not there’s a real conversation going on.…

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