–adjective 1. Intended for or understood by only a particular group: an esoteric cult. See Synonyms at mysterious. 2. Of or relating to that which is known by a restricted number of people. 3. Confined to a small group: esoteric interests. 4. Not publicly disclosed; confidential.
DYSTOPIA (dystopic): An imagined universe (usually the future of our own world) in which a worst-case scenario is explored; the opposite of utopia. Dystopic stories have been especially influential on postmodernism, as writers and film-makers imagine the effects of various aspects of our current postmodern condition, for example, the world's take-over by machines (The Matrix); the social effects of the hyperreal (Neuromancer); a society completely run by media commercialism (The Running Man); the triumph of late capitalism (Blade Runner); bureaucratic control run amok (Brazil, 1984); and so on.
dys·to·pi·a /dɪsˈtoʊpiə/ Show Spelleddis-toh-pee-uh Show IPA –noun a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.
–verb 1. (transitive) To entrust something to another. 2. (transitive) To yield completely, to quit, to abandon. 3. (transitive) To addict, resign or apply (one’s self). 4. (reflexive) To devote oneself to a particular activity. 5. (British, idiom) Usually as an imperative. To tell someone to stop molesting, fooling around, or saying silly things. Or sometimes to stop saying flattering things.