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Monday word: scumble

scumble  (skmbl)
verb:
1. To soften or blend (an outline or color) by covering with a thin coat of opaque or semiopaque color, or by rubbing.
2. To blur the outlines of (for example, to scumble the line between reality and fantasy).

noun:
1. Material used for scumbling, such as the opaque color that is applied.
2. The effect produced by scumbling.

Origin unclear, possibly derived from scum.
Tags: noun, s, verb, wordsmith: ersatz_read
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