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Monday, May 08, 2006

Word for the Week: obfuscate

Main Entry: ob·fus·cate
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -cat·ed; -cat·ing
Etymology: Late Latin obfuscatus, past participle of obfuscare, from Latin ob- in the way + fuscus dark brown -- more at OB-, DUSK
1 a : DARKEN b : to make obscure2 : CONFUSE

Examples of usage and food for thought:

1. How many examples of obfuscation can you identify in the media--in your life?
2. The villain of the play made it his mission to obfuscate the truth.

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