obtuse / abstruse

obtuse / abstruse
   Obtuse means "lacking quickness of wit or sensitivity, dull, dense": Brandon is so obtuse he doesn't even know when he is being insulted.
   Abstruse means "too difficult to understand for the average mind": The professor presented an abstruse metaphysical concept that went over our heads.

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