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ob·scu·ri·ty  audio  (b-skyr-t, b-) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. ob·scu·ri·ties
  1. Deficiency or absence of light; darkness.
    1. The quality or condition of being unknown: "Even utter obscurity need not be an obstacle to [political] success" (New Republic).
    2. One that is unknown.
    1. The quality or condition of being imperfectly known or difficult to understand: "writings meant to be understood . . . by all, composed without deliberate obscurity or hidden motives" (National Review).
    2. An instance of being imperfectly known or difficult to understand.



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