Mr. Krugman of Princeton University and The New York Times has an article this morning about an American response to China’s currency manipulation: Taking on China
In this article he brings out one of those George Will 25¢ words :
So how should we respond? First of all, the U.S. Treasury Department must stop fudging and obfuscating.
First I love ob- words: obscure, obtuse, obnoxious. But, for all its pomp, obfuscate is simply a more legit version of the adjective turned idiomatic verb muddy, as in muddy the waters.
Darken, obscure, (mind etc.); stupefy, bewilder.
So obfuscation n.
[from Late Latin OB(fuscare from fuscus dark), -ate]