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[adj] not clearly understood or expressed; "an indeterminate turn of phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke
[adj] marked by difficulty of style or expression; "much that was dark is now quite clear to me"; "those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure"
[adj] remote and separate physically or socially; "existed over the centuries as a world apart"; "preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson; "tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization"; "an obscure village"
[adj] not drawing attention; "an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet"; "an obscure flaw"
[adj] not famous or acclaimed; "an obscure family"; "unsung heroes of the war"
[adj] difficult to find; "hidden valleys"; "a hidden cave"; "an obscure retreat"
[v] make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"
[v] make obscure or unclear; "The distinction was obscured"
[v] make difficult to perceive by sight; "The foliage of the huge tree obscures the view of the lake"
[v] make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
[v] make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"


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