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obscure
used in Cujo

3 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
it obscured my view
Definition
to block from view or make less visible or understandable
  • Another fifteen minutes of examination convinced her that it was an old baseball bat with a friction-taped handle, half obscured by witch grass and timothy.
obscured = hidden
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2  —1 use as in:
the view or directions are obscure
Definition
not clearly seen, understood, or expressed
  • And he drove away, leaving Vic to wonder if the mailman had been serious or if he (Vic) had just been on the receiving end of some obscure Yankee joke.
obscure = mysterious (not understood)
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3  —1 use as in:
knows the famous and the obscure
Definition
not known to many people; or unimportant or undistinguished
  • Some obscure California magazine publishes a report that...
obscure = not known to many people
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