ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: scumble

scumble  (skmbl)
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).

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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