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obscurity

noun
     
ob‧scu‧ri‧ty plural obscurities
1 [uncountable] the state of not being known or remembered
fade/slide/sink etc into obscurity
The group produced two albums before disappearing into obscurity.
live/work/remain etc in obscurity
O'Brien died in obscurity.
from obscurity to something
She rose from obscurity to stardom.
2 [uncountable and countable] something that is difficult to understand, or the quality of being difficult to understand:
obscurities in the text

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