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"Between the demand to be clear, and the temptation to be obscure, impossible to decide which deserves more respect" --Emil Cioran, [...]


"Never were unconscious barbarism, self-glorious ignorance, intolerant stupidity, and sanctimonious immorality, so ludicrously delineated; never did delineation less betray the artifice of ridicule. The Epistolæ Obscurorum Virorum are at once the most cruel and the most natural of satires "--Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet

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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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