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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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Simon Rook fears drivers could be fined for speeding because the signs are obscured.
Reports identifying obscured or inadequate specimens and socioeconomic status were also cross-tabulated against type of lubricant used in consideration for possible bias.
Noble tells us that there are those for whom the religious impulse is unconscious and obscured by secularized vocabulary.
In the unlikely event that these tactics prove insufficient to justify NAFTA--or when poor economic results can no longer be obscured or explained away with "shocks"--the guardians of free trade will employ their ultimate rationalization: arguing from deep paradigm conviction, neoclassical economists and conservative politicians will claim that NAFTA's benefits will be realized in the "long run,' which, for them, is simply the period of time needed for the promised theoretical results to be realized--no more, no less, and certainly not today.
ServerMask has always obscured the identity of IIS Web server at the HTTP level, but TCP/IP masking at the origin Web server is impractical and not optimal for performance.
clarified that the version of the ad which featured couple Vince Uy and Nino Gaddi with their obscured hands was the one approved by the Ad Standards Council.
He argued the conviction was unassailable because the signs themselves - even though one was admittedly obscured - were valid under the 1984 Act.
What is tragic today is the fact that quantity has obscured all other aspects of reality and this reduction has, in turn, concealed the higher order, leaving us bereft of guiding principles .
In Part 5, an ink drawing of a Nigerian sculpted head explodes into a series of dialectical reversals: Stretching across the tranquil figure's unfinished brow is a gray, blood-splashed, recumbent corpse, its own head obscured by a tiny, colorful fragment of geometric abstraction--which in turn dissolves in a pool of ruby ink where the left eye should be.
What "lute music" actually was at a given time is likewise obscured.
Many motorists don't clean their cars regularly and others only clean the windscreen when visibility becomes dangerously obscured.
It says that vital sightlines for drivers in the UK being obscured at junctions, roundabouts and footpath entrances where vegetation has been allowed to grow too high.