Obnubilate

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  1. Waldorfmuppet

    Waldorfmuppet Old-Salt

    My random desk calendar has produced the latest word which shall be added to my vocabulary (if I can settle on a pronunciation).

    obnubilate - verb- to make less visible or unclear; cover with darkness.

    A word which may well describe corps activity better than any other I have ever herd....
     
  2. I`d say it was more for Houses of Parliament.
     
  3. Taffd

    Taffd Guest

    Can't see it myself.
     
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  4. RustySanchez

    RustySanchez Clanker

    'Heard' hasn't been a word on your calendar has it?
     
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  5. Boris has been impressing the journalists in London with his use of the word - eventuate.
     
  6. Nasty words on my hate list at the moment:

    Iconic
    Vibrant
    Diversity (longstanding loathing for that one...)
    "I'm good" etc etc
     
  7. Didn't think it was a real word until I looked it up. Sort of the opposite of gullible tried looking it up for spelling and found it wasn't in the dictionary.
     
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  8. Pet Hate at the moment at work - "Bio Break" :pissedoff:
     
  9. Steven

    Steven LE

    Obnubliate, same root as Nubian.
    Which as any reader of Robert E Howard and the like knows means those of a Gibsonesque appearance so I can see how it came to mean darkness etc.


    Yes I know it really means clouds. Leave me alone.
     
  10. Vasco

    Vasco War Hero

    FWIW, obnubilate is used by Patrick O'Brian in The Mauritius Command, IIRC.
     
  11. Sometimes it's possible to skim over O'Brian's vocabulary without checking; the atmosphere is enough.

    That's my excuse for not knowing that.
     
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  12. Stonker

    Stonker LE

    add to that "Amazin'" pronounced in the adenoidal, cod-Caribbean/Estuary English manner favoured by the likes of Jesse Jay (that may not be how she spells it, but that's how it would look if she used real English names)
     
  13. Still would though.
     
  14. I give up...I have spent two days trying to find a witty comment about the word obnubilate without success.

    :-(

    Rodney2q
     
  15. Vasco

    Vasco War Hero

    It's an anagram of nibble out