Wednesday, September 28, 2011

obscurantism

obscurantism [ uh’ b-SKYOO’ R-uh’ n-tiz-uh’ m, ob-skyoo’-RAN-tiz-uh’ m ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. opposition to human progress
2. practice of withholding some information from the public by being vague
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Obscurantism- resulting out of spite and ignorance- is the main factor impeding progress in our country.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Perhaps the wilful obscurantism and dreadful English that now afflict humanities faculties in Britain as elsewhere have eroded their influence outside the academy.