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From: Gavin Petrie <>
Subject: Re: [NZ] Non Gen. Help with grammar
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 12:02:56 +1300
Is this the word you are looking for.
ob·fus·cate (o(b'f?-ska-t', o(b-fu(s'ka-t') pronunciation
tr.v., -cat·ed, -cat·ing, -cates.
1. To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or
understand: “A great effort was made . . . to obscure or obfuscate the
truth” (Robert Conquest).
2. To render indistinct or dim; darken: The fog obfuscated the shore.
Murray Reid wrote:
>I need help with a word please.
>I have been wading through a consultants report on the history of a local reserve, requested and paid for by a local body.
>This report is full of errors and extraneous material to the extent that I believe much of it to be deliberate, with an intention to deceive, without actually telling lies.
>I am look for a word that is better than "misleading" and feel that a word such as "obscuficate" should work, however neither of my dictionaries help.
>Can anyone help please.
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