Jan 20, 2007

Rapid Rhetoric: OBTENEBRATE

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This is an irregular feature - both in frequency and oddness - dedicated to a word I came across that I have never previously used.

obtenebrate v. to darken, to cast a shadow over, to becloud. Obtenebration is the act of darkening, or the state of being darkened.

The word obtenerate is derived from the Latin ob- ("in front") and the Latin tenebrae ("darkness").

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