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obscure (v):
make obscure or unclear
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The distinction was obscured
obscure (v):
make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
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a hidden message.
a veiled threat

Related Words: hideobliterate
obscure (v):
reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa
obscure (v):
make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
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Her remarks confused the debate.
Their words obnubilate their intentions
obscure (v):
make less visible or unclear
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The stars are obscured by the clouds.
the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley

Related Word: fog
obscure (s):
not clearly understood or expressed
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an obscure turn of phrase.
an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit.
their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear.
vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science

Related Words: vague
obscure (s):
marked by difficulty of style or expression
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much that was dark is now quite clear to me.
those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure

Related Words: dark
obscure (s):
remote and separate physically or socially
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existed over the centuries as a world apart.
preserved because they inhabited a place apart.
tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization.
an obscure village
obscure (s):
not drawing attention
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an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet.
an obscure flaw

Related Word: unnoticeable
obscure (s):
not famous or acclaimed
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an obscure family.
unsung heroes of the war
obscure (s):
difficult to find
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hidden valleys.
a hidden cave.
an obscure retreat
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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer


You'll be safer if you know more about your enemies than you know about your friends. Look after your enemies better than you look after your friends.


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