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Jun 17, 2015
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tenebrous
swidden
turbid
prolegomenon
fructuous

Turbid water from a stream entering Lake Tuscaloosa
Turbid water from a stream entering Lake Tuscaloosa

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with Anu Garg

turbid

PRONUNCIATION:
(TUHR-bid)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Unclear; opaque.
2. Dark or dense, as smog or clouds.
3. Confused or muddled.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin turba (turmoil, crowd). Earliest documented use: 1626. Not to be confused with turgid.

USAGE:
“But by the turbid standards of corporate Africa, the company is clean.”
Africa Calling; The Economist (London, UK); Jun 5, 2008.

See more usage examples of turbid in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right. -Igor Stravinsky, composer (17 Jun 1882-1971)

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