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obfuscate

verb [T]     /ˈɒb.fʌs.keɪt/ US  /ˈɑːb.fə.skeɪt/ formal
to make something less clear and harder to understand, especially intentionally: She was criticized for using arguments that obfuscated the main issue.Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much obfuscation     /ˌɒb.fʌsˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌɑːb.fəˈskeɪ-/ noun [U] They accused the White House of obstruction and obfuscation.Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
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