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Arcanum

“Arcanum:
ar·ca·num (är-knm)
n. pl. ar·ca·na (-n) or ar·ca·nums
1. A deep secret; a mystery.
2. often arcana Specialized knowledge or detail that is mysterious to the average person: “knows the arcana of police procedure and the intricacies of litigation” (George F. Will).
3. A secret essence or remedy; an elixir.”

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June 22, 2013 · 8:02 pm