Obscure  

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Illustration to the Speculum Sophicum Rhodostauroticum (1618) by Teophilus Schweighardt Constantiens  "Between the demand to be clear, and the temptation to be obscure,   impossible to decide which deserves more respect" --Emil Cioran, [...]
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Illustration to the Speculum Sophicum Rhodostauroticum (1618) by Teophilus Schweighardt Constantiens
"Between the demand to be clear, and the temptation to be obscure,
impossible to decide which deserves more respect" --Emil Cioran, [...]
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Obscure is dark, faint or indistinct; Hidden, out of sight or inconspicuous; difficult to understand.

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From French obscur, from Latin obscūrus (“dark, dusky, indistinct”), possibly, from ob (“over”) + -scurus (“covered”), from root scu (“cover”), seen also in scutum (“a shield”); see scutum, sky.

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