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blot out, hide, veil, obliterate, obscure
v. make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"
obscure
v. reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa
obnubilate, obscure, blur, confuse
v. make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
haze over, obnubilate, mist, cloud, fog, becloud, befog, obscure
v. make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
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vague, obscure
adj. not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure 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
obscure, dark
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"
unnoticeable, obscure
adj. not drawing attention; "an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet"; "an obscure flaw"
unsung, unknown, obscure
adj. not famous or acclaimed; "an obscure family"; "unsung heroes of the war"
obscure, hidden
adj. difficult to find; "hidden valleys"; "a hidden cave"; "an obscure retreat"
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discolorise, discolourise, discolorize, decolourise, decolorise, decolourize, decolorize, decolour, decolor, bleach out, bleach
v. remove color from; "The sun bleached the red shirt"
efface, obliterate
v. remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps"
strain, distort, deform
v. alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy"
smutch, smudge, blur, smear
v. make a smudge on; soil by smudging
even out, even, level, flush
v. make level or straight; "level the ground"
veil
v. to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; "women in Afghanistan veil their faces"
cover, hide, enshroud, shroud
v. cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
consternate
v. fill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion; "After the terrorist attack, people look consternated"
streak
v. move quickly in a straight line; "The plane streaked across the sky"
cloak
v. cover with or as if with a cloak; "cloaked monks"
occult, eclipse
v. cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention; "The Sun eclipses the moon today"; "Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies"
camouflage
v. disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something; "The troops camouflaged themselves before they went into enemy territory"
dip, dim
v. switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
eclipse, dominate, overshadow
v. be greater in significance than; "the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"
cloud
v. make milky or dull; "The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added"
ambiguous
adj. having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns; "an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference"; "ambiguous inkblots"
oracular, enigmatic
adj. resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought; "the oracular sayings of Victorian poets"; "so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it"; "an enigmatic smile"
oracular, enigmatic
adj. resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought; "the oracular sayings of Victorian poets"; "so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it"; "an enigmatic smile"
thudding, dull
adj. not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft; "the dull thud"; "thudding bullets"
thudding, dull
adj. not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft; "the dull thud"; "thudding bullets"
uncertain
adj. ambiguous (especially in the negative); "she spoke in no uncertain terms"
washed-out, washy, faded, bleached
adj. having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors"
washed-out, washy, faded, bleached
adj. having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors"
unclear
adj. not clear to the mind; "the law itself was unclear on that point"; "the reason for their actions is unclear to this day"
puzzling, perplexing, confusing
adj. lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity; "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement"
vague, obscure
adj. not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure 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
opaque
adj. not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight; "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"
mirky, turbid, murky, muddy, cloudy
adj. (of liquids) clouded as with sediment; "a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters"
obscure, dark
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"
indeterminate
adj. not leading to a definite ending or result; "an indeterminate campaign"
indefinite
adj. vague or not clearly defined or stated; "must you be so indefinite?"; "amorphous blots of color having vague and indefinite edges"; "he would not answer so indefinite a proposal"
unfixed, nebulous
adj. lacking definition or definite content; "nebulous reasons"; "unfixed as were her general notions of what men ought to be"- Jane Austen
unfixed, nebulous
adj. lacking definition or definite content; "nebulous reasons"; "unfixed as were her general notions of what men ought to be"- Jane Austen
tough, problematical, problematic, knotty, elusive, baffling
adj. making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home"
indistinct
adj. not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do"
indistinct
adj. not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do"
muzzy, hazy, fuzzy, foggy, blurry, blurred, bleary
adj. indistinct or hazy in outline; "a landscape of blurred outlines"; "the trees were just blurry shapes"
muzzy, hazy, fuzzy, foggy, blurry, blurred, bleary
adj. indistinct or hazy in outline; "a landscape of blurred outlines"; "the trees were just blurry shapes"
nebulose, nebulous, cloudy
adj. lacking definite form or limits; "gropes among cloudy issues toward a feeble conclusion"- H.T.Moore; "nebulous distinction between pride and conceit"
nebulose, nebulous, cloudy
adj. lacking definite form or limits; "gropes among cloudy issues toward a feeble conclusion"- H.T.Moore; "nebulous distinction between pride and conceit"
wraithlike, shadowy
adj. lacking in substance; "strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds"- W.A.Butler; "dim shadowy forms"; "a wraithlike column of smoke"
equivocal
adj. uncertain as a sign or indication; "the evidence from bacteriologic analysis was equivocal"
equivocal
adj. uncertain as a sign or indication; "the evidence from bacteriologic analysis was equivocal"
occult
adj. hidden and difficult to see; "an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool"
liberal, loose, free
adj. not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"
cryptical, mystifying, mysterious, inscrutable, deep, cryptic
adj. of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutable workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"
understood, tacit, silent
adj. implied by or inferred from actions or statements; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement"
unfamiliar
adj. not known or well known; "a name unfamiliar to most"; "be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings"
recondite, deep, abstruse
adj. difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; "the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"; "a deep metaphysical theory"; "some recondite problem in historiography"
illegible
adj. (of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible; "illegible handwriting"
illegible
adj. (of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible; "illegible handwriting"
forgotten, disregarded
adj. not noticed inadvertently; "her aching muscles forgotten she danced all night"; "he was scolded for his forgotten chores"
nondescript, characterless
adj. lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting; "women dressed in nondescript clothes"; "a nondescript novel"
general
adj. somewhat indefinite; "bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise"
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puzzling, perplexing, confusing
adj. lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity; "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement"
confusing, confused, bewildering
adj. causing bafflement; "the play was at the same time a bewildering and an exciting experience"
unexplained
adj. having the reason or cause not made clear; "an unexplained error"
enigmatical, puzzling, enigmatic
adj. not clear to the understanding; "I didn't grasp the meaning of that enigmatic comment until much later"; "prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has been disputed for centuries"
elusive
adj. skillful at eluding capture; "a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline
impenetrable
adj. impossible to understand; "impenetrable jargon"
indecipherable
adj. impossible to determine the meaning of; "an indecipherable message"
unintelligible, opaque
adj. not clearly understood or expressed
hidden, buried
adj. covered from view: "her face buried (or hidden) in her hands"; "buried in the smoke of many rifles"
closed
adj. with shutters closed
closet
adj. "a closet alcoholic"
sneak, surreptitious, stealthy, sneaky, furtive
adj. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"
lurking
adj. lying in wait as in ambush: "a lurking prowler"; "the lurking menaces of the future"
sealed
adj. undisclosed for the time being; "sealed orders"; "a sealed move in chess"
secret
adj. not open or public; kept private or not revealed; "a secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks"
unavowed, sneaking
adj. not openly expressed; "a sneaking suspicion"
under wraps
adj. kept secret; "the plan was kept carefully under wraps"
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clear, unclutter
v. rid of obstructions; "Clear your desk"
make clear, clarify
v. make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
sort out, make pellucid, shed light on, make clear, straighten out, clear up, elucidate, enlighten, clarify, illuminate, crystallize, clear
v. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
set up, arrange
v. put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
well-defined, clear
adj. accurately stated or described; "a set of well-defined values"
unmistakable
adj. clearly evident to the mind; "his opposition to slavery was unmistakable"
vivid
adj. having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience; "a vivid recollection"
crystal clear, transparent, pellucid, lucid, limpid, crystalline
adj. transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity; "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent crystal"
unusual
adj. not usual or common or ordinary; "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite"
conspicuous
adj. obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"
definite
adj. known for certain; "it is definite that they have won"
familiar
adj. well known or easily recognized; "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests"
far-famed, renowned, noted, notable, illustrious, famous, famed, celebrated
adj. widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter"
precise
adj. sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"
reputable
adj. having a good reputation; "a reputable business"; "a reputable scientist"; "a reputable wine"
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