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Word of the Day: exoteric

Monday, October 14, 2019

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 14, 2019 is:

exoteric • \ek-suh-TAIR-ik\ • adjective
1 a : suitable to be imparted to the public

b : belonging to the outer or less initiate circle

2 : relating to the outside : external

As a specialist writing for a broader audience, Annette faces the challenge of producing an exoteric synthesis of complex information.

"Mainstream Judaism is primarily an exoteric, or outwardly oriented, religion, with a focus on reason, philosophy and ethics. Yet it has always had an esoteric side, expressed in the kabbalah and other mystical teachings." — Rodger Kamenetz, The San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Dec. 1990
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