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 (ăb-stro͞os′, əb-)
Difficult to understand; recondite: The students avoided the professor's abstruse lectures.

[Latin abstrūsus, past participle of abstrūdere, to hide : abs-, ab-, away; see ab-1 + trūdere, to push; see treud- in Indo-European roots.]

ab·struse′ly adv.
ab·struse′ness n.
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Adv.1.abstrusely - in a manner difficult to understandabstrusely - in a manner difficult to understand; "the professor's abstrusely reasoned theories were wasted on his students"
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Among a long list of concerns, Casella's performance -- both in terms of shareholder returns and standardized operating metrics -- has been indisputably poor over virtually any relevant time period under the lengthy oversight of the Company's existing management group, an issue the board attempts to deflect by pointing to an abstrusely interleaved array of inconsistent and unconvincing short-term performance periods.
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Even worse, sometimes the right questions are posed and answered, but the truth remains locked away in someone's private files, or is written so abstrusely, and published so cryptically, that it might as well not exist at all.