Cryptic; mysterious; secret;
Being not easily understood.
It is recondite to me because it is cryptic.
There was something recondite about the painting. It was as if it held a secret image.
Recon - dite
Recon (Reminds) Recon or go see
Dite (Remind of) Ditty or little
I only recon a little and I cannot see the secret.
You are in a boat. You come upon a regale. Instead of a raincoat, you put on a shiny hat. Why?
Subscribe to New Word A Day
Subscribe to New Idiom A Day - FREE daily email
(c) 2014 E. Carruthers
A regale is a party. You put on a party hat.