Obnubilate

by Heather

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary

Obnu’bilate, v. to cloud, to obscure.

Word in the Wild: All too often this summer the obnubilated sun has failed to warm us and brighten our way.

Obnubilate can also be an adjective. For example, you might say that your obnubilate mind will clear once you’ve had your morning coffee. Although I, for one, would probably need to drink my coffee before I’d be sharp enough to use a word like obnubilate.

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