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Adjective
Not fully explained, discovered or known about
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“The origins of this ancient relic remain obscure, even to historians.”
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Not clearly expressed or easily understood
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“The foreigners spoke in an obscure language.”
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Physically or visibly unclear or indistinct
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“An obscure image of the Grim Reaper would appear in the distance before Bill and Ted during their bogus journey.”
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Not important or well known
“He had a habit of casting obscure, yet talented, actors.”
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Being without, or without much, light
“The fugitive was hiding in an obscure spot within the deserted warehouse.”
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(of a place or location) Remote or secluded in nature
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“We stopped by at an obscure little town on the way to our destination.”
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Not clearly visible or attracting attention
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That cannot be precisely defined or put into words
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Exotically obscure or unique
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Not detectable or too small in magnitude to be observed
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Not having a physical existence
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Humble in position or status
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Not previously encountered or found before
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(of an argument or statement) Not seeming reasonable or probable
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Having or showing great knowledge or learning
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Not recognized or identified
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Unable to be read or deciphered
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No longer in use
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Extremely morbid or somber, typically suggestive of death or the grave
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Not conspicuous
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Depending on other factors
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(of something abstract) Perceived only with attention to detail or subtlety
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(of a sound or voice) Low in volume
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Not explainable by physical laws
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Above or beyond what is expected or normal
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Not specific or explicit
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Insignificant or unimportant
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Verb
To physically make unclear or less visible
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“In fact, it is so covered with clouds that they completely obscure its surface.”
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To make unclear or difficult to understand
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“Competing agendas often obscure the facts rather than inform the public.”
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To conceal or disguise (one's thoughts, feelings, or character)
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To remove or destroy entirely
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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To stop, prevent or interrupt something from progressing
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To obstruct, cover, or otherwise block (an opening, a portion of an image, etc.
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