Marie of Romania (miss_daizy) wrote in 1word1day,
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obnubilate [aub-NOO-bi-late] v.

- to obscure
- darken, dim, or cover with or as if with a cloud

From Latin obnubilatus; ob- in the way + nubilare to be cloudy; from nubes cloud

Usage:

Although Gertrude had an extensive vocabulary, her usage of obscure and rare words tended to obnubilate the context and substance of her remarks.
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