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recondite (adj) not known or understood by people of ordinary intelligence/understood only by men of great intellect or scholars.
Recondite facts are understood only by a few with a very good understanding. A subject scholars alone understand is recondite. People of average mental abilities cannot understand a matter, if it is recondite.
- The book did not sell much as it deals with a recondite matter. It is of interest and is understood only by a few who have already done some study in the field.
- His speech was mostly recondite and the majority of the audiences found it tiring in the first ten minutes itself, as they understood very little of the subject.