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Word Of The Week (WOW #7)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me), it’s a fun way to improve your vocabulary by learning new words every week.

WOW

If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on my WOW post (like this one.)

Here’s this week’s WOW:

obscurantismWord: Obscurantism

Part Of Speech: 

  • obscurantism: noun [ mass noun ]
  • obscurant: noun adjective
  • obscurantist: noun adjective

Pronunciation: ɒbskjʊˈrantɪz(ə)m| ; ob•scu•rant•ism

Meaning: 

opposition to the spread of knowledge :  a policy of withholding knowledge from the general public.

or

a) a style (as in literature or art) characterized by deliberate vagueness or abstruseness. b) an act or instance of obscurantism.

Synonyms: counterrevolution, regression, relapse, retrenchment, withdrawal, reactionary.

Antonyms: liberal, progressive, radical, cause.

Word Origin: mid 19th century: from earlier obscurant, denoting a person who obscures something, via German from Latin obscurant- ‘making dark’, from the verb obscurare .

Use in sentence: “They viewed it as a sign of reactionary obscurantism, an obstacle to modernity.”

“He did not see fit to nominate an appropriate cause rather than one which promotes religious obscurantism.’

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I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way!

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  1. coffeennotes

    sweet word 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks Galit!

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  2. Kristin

    Nice!! Thanks for sharing! XOXO

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks Kristin ❤

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  3. Sue, the YA Author

    First. I love this blog. What a yummy background and these colors are so perfect!
    Second, where do you get these awesome words?! They are amazing!
    Hope you have a great week-
    Sue

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    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Awww… thanks a lot Sue! I’m so glad you liked this theme! 🙂
      And thanks for complimenting my WOW! You made my day…
      Seeing you after a long time. I hope everything well and good! 😀

      Like

      1. Sue, the YA Author

        I hope it’s all good for you too! I know you had some ambitious plans- hope you are making progress!

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        1. Heena Rathore P.

          Thanks Sue! All’s fine with me too 🙂

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  4. milliethom

    An interesting word, Heena.I can’t say I’ve used it yet in my writing, but perhaps I will in the future.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks Millie! Yea, it’s quite unique. Maybe someone who writes political stuff can use it. I really like the sound of, very formal! 🙂

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  5. Christy Birmingham

    Good to learn! I have never used that word before, Heena!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks Christy! ❤
      Have a great day!

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  6. milliethom

    Hello Heena. Here is the link to my WOW post this week. It’s quite a simpe word, really, but one that I have used a few times in my writing.
    https://milliethom.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/word-of-the-week-wow-3/

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    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks a lot Millie! I’ll head over to your blog and check it out 🙂

      Like

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  8. afairymind

    What a great word. I’ve never come across this one before – and I don’t say that often! 🙂 Here’s the link for my WOW word: https://thestorytellersabode.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/word-of-the-week-wow-bailiwick/

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    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks a lot Louise, I’m flattered by your compliment 😀
      I’m heading to your blog to check out what word you have selected this week! 🙂

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  9. Indah Susanti

    Thank you so much! It’s great to know this word to describe certain situation where there are people are trying to preventing facts and the truth..I hope my interpretation is correct 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks Indah! And yea, your interpretation is correct. I truly appreciate you for all your encouraging comments… they make my day 😀

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