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obscure

(ŏb-skūr′) [L. obscurus, hide]
1. Hidden, indistinct, as the cause of a condition.
2. To make less distinct or to hide.
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The detection rates were 85.9% (483/562) for obscure digestive tract bleeding, 73.5% (336/457) for obscure diarrhea, 48.2% (448/930) for obscure abdominal pain, 49.1% (390/795) for obscure weight loss, and 62.9% (39/62) for intestinal obstruction.
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I am being punished for not knowing this obscure point of law."
"When we do the LP it will all be pretty obscure stuff, none of the usual Good Golly Miss Molly, sort of number."
The council's planners decided the extension does comply with regulations, but ordered obscure glazing to preserve his privacy.
In his report, the official tells how the authority "understood full obscure glazing" was being put in rather than a film and that it had decided not to pursue enforcement action on this basis.
An official source at the Abu Dhabi Attorney-General's office clarified that this phenomenon is widespread, especially amongst travellers coming from other GCC countries, who deliberately obscure and sometimes smudge the number plates to avoid being identified when flashed.
"Rare Gemstones: How to Identify Evaluate and Care for Unusual Gems" is a guide to identifying more obscure and rare gems for those who are looking for something a bit more off the beaten path of the jewelry collection.
He added: "There is a risk the snow will slide down on to your window and obscure your view or blow onto someone else's car and obscure their vision.
Summary: Rabat - Enemies use human rights to obscure Morocco's achievements at the international level, Foreign Minister Taib Fassi Fihri said on Thursday.
BEASTIE Boys have raided an obscure archive for their next release.