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obfuscate

verb [T] uk   /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
noun [U] uk   /ˌɒb.fʌsˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌɑːb.fəˈskeɪ-/
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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