Like prevaricate before it, this word defines much of the political discourse of our era.

obfuscate (ob·fus·cate): / OB fuh skayt /
transitive verb

(1) to make obscure or unclear
(2) to confuse, stupefy, or bewilder
(3) to darken (archaic)

[From Latin obfuscatus, past participle of obfuscare meaning “to darken,” from Latin ob- meaning “in the way” + fuscus meaning “dark brown.”]

Usage: You must obfuscate your identity and activities if you wish to attain any level of privacy and security on the internet.

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