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[word-lover] 【整理】2016-03-16 How to Use a Word

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[Homework]【整理】2016-03-16 How to Use a Word

Today's word is obnubilate, spelled O-B-N-U-B-I-L-A-T-E.Obnubilate is verb the means to becloud or to obscure. Here is the word used in a sentence by Matthew Beaumont from Nightwalking A Nocturnal History of London.Early street lighting had the disconcerting effect of obnubilating as well as illuminating urban space.The meaning of the word obnubilate becomes clearer when you know that its ancestors are the Latin terms ob meaning in the way and nubes meaning cloud. It's a high flown sounding word, which may be why it often turns up in texts by and about politicians. This has been true for a very long time. In fact, when the U.S. Constitution was up for ratification, 18th-century Pennsylvania statesman James Wilson used obnubilate to calm fears that the president would have too much power. He used these words Our first executive magistrate is not obnubilated behind the mysterious obscurity of counsellors. He is the dignified but accountable magistrate of a free and great people.I'm Peter Sokolowski with your Word of the Day.
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