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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 haze has also begun to envelop Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, obscuring hills surrounding the city.
The Safe-T-First system minimizes these concerns by providing continuous visible direction at ground level, ensuring an orderly, expeditious, safe evacuation of occupants in the event of power failure, smoke obscuring the exits and other natural or man-made disasters.
Last Saturday I was attempting to cross by the only pedestrian crossing there and was horrified to see a market trader putting rails of clothing on to and into the road, obscuring the vision of drivers.
But as she goes on to elaborate, "It makes sense if understood as obscuring a host of concerns and anxieties about public order and public morale that cannot be named.
not the same person--this time it's Chizura Tomioka with a message box half obscuring her left eye.
Troubling to the anthropologist in me is Smith's overriding concentration on historical development toward a later period, thus obscuring the "thing" itself (a piece of music, a style, a treatise, etc.
The Insiders can succeed only by burying and obscuring truth, which of course explains why their control of the major media is essential to their plans.
This is often preventing drivers, ped-estrians, cyclists and horse riders from seeing each other until the last minute and obscuring vital road signs.