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ob·fus·ca·tion

(ob'fus-kā'shŭn),
1. Rendering something dark or obscure.
2. A deliberate attempt to confuse or to prevent understanding.
[L. ob-fusco, pp. -atus, to darken, fr. fuscus, dark, tawny]

ob·fus·ca·tion

(ob'fŭs-kā'shŭn)
1. Rendering something dark or obscure.
2. A deliberate attempt to confuse or to prevent understanding.
[L. ob-fusco, pp. -atus, to darken, fr. fuscus, dark, tawny]

obfuscation

(ŏb-fŭs-kā′shŭn) [L. obfuscare, to darken]
1. The act of making obscure or confusing.
2. Mental confusion.
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If confronted with an unexpected connection, the controller will send a request to obfuscation module to obfuscate it.
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Scully: "Mulder, not everything is a labyrinth of dark conspiracy and not everybody is plotting to deceive, inveigle, and obfuscate."
I dwell on this density because not only does such writing obfuscate and distance us from what Rice wants to say, but it tends also to dehumanize the lives and sufferings and achievements of his subjects--African slaves and their descendants.
Of course, economic issues are not always the cause of an artist's work turning stale, but they can certainly confuse direction and obfuscate new paths to pursue.
But sometimes, the companies are their own worst enemies and obfuscate or lie when the truth would better serve.
This article did nothing to inform and plenty to obfuscate.
To resist grand jury subpoenas, to suppress the names of offending clerics, to deny, to obfuscate, to explain away; that is the model of a criminal organization, not my church." Keating was appointed after the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops convened the board to investigate the abuse scandal in 2002.