The word of the month is Obfuscate pronounced: äb-fə-ˌskāt; äb-ˈfə-ˌskāt,əb-
• Used in the form of a verb means to darken
• It can also mean to make obscure to confuse or to be evasive unclear or confusing.
• Cambridge Dictionary (https://dictionary.cambridge.org) defines it as “to make something less clear and harder to understand, especially intentionally:
Obfuscate is the third-person singular simple present; obfuscates used in this tense is the present participle; lastly, obfuscating and obfuscated is the simple past and past participle.
Word Origin and History for obfuscate
1530s, is derived from Latin obfuscatus, past participle of obfuscare "to darken," from ob "over" (see ob-) + fuscare "to make dark," from fuscus "dark" (see dusk).
To obscure, confuse, make unclear, blur, muddle, complicate, overcomplicate, muddy, cloud, befog bewilder, mystify, puzzle, perplex, confuse, baffle, confound, bemuse, befuddle, "mere rationalizations to obfuscate rather than clarify the real issue"