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Difficult to understand Tories' poor standing in the European Community (8)


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'difficult to understand' is the definition.
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(Other definitions for esoteric that I've seen before include "not generally understood" , "Intelligible only to informed people in coteries" , "Occult" , "Inner - secret" , "Support jutting out from wall" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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