I do not understand poker, football, or electricity and magnetism. Far more bothersome than those subject areas are are the two words I struggle with using properly, and am inevitably drawn towards saying. I want to use these words all the time, every few hours, to describe stuff hurtling through my own stream of consciousness, and I know I have the definitions wrong. I have looked up these words, dozens of times and I still do not understand them. Still! Please someone use “empirical” and “esoteric” properly in a sentence with context so that I can finally get them. Someone? lowdramamama at gmail dot com