Ob·fus·cate [ˌɒbfʌsˈkeɪt] — verb
- to make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand.
- to render indistinct or dim; darken: The fog obfuscated the shore.
Obfuscate derives from Latin obfuscre meaning to “darken”, from fuscus
“Sedulously eschew obfuscatory hyperverbosity and prolixity.” — Roedy Green.
Qui·e·tus [kwaɪˈiːtəs] — Noun
- A finishing stroke; anything that effectually ends or settles.
- A period of retirement or inactivity.
- Removal from activity; rest; death.
- Something that serves to suppress or quiet.
From Latin quietus “at rest”.
Vi·cis·si·tude [vɪˈsɪsɪˌtjuːd] — Noun
- change or variation occurring in the course of something.
- interchange or alternation, as of states or things.
- successive, alternating, or changing phases or conditions, as of life or fortune.
- regular change or succession of one state or thing to another.
- change, mutation, mutability.
From Latin vicissitudo, from vicis “change, alternation”.
Po·tence [ˈpəʊtəns] also (potency) — Noun
- the state or quality of being potent
- latent or inherent capacity for growth or development
From Latin potentia “power” (from posse “to be able”)
Pres·ence [ˈprɛzəns] — noun
- the state of being present.
- the immediate proximity of a person or thing.
- dignified manner or conduct.
- personal appearance or bearing, especially of a dignified nature.
From Latin praesentia, “being at hand” (from the verb praeesse).
Aus·pex [ˈɔːspɪˌsiːz] — noun (plural aus·pi·ces)
- an augur of ancient Rome, that is “one who observes flights of birds for the purpose of taking omens“. From Latin: observer of birds, from avis (“bird”) and specere (“to look”).
Dom·i·nate [ˈdɒmɪˌneɪt] — verb
- to control, rule, or govern (someone or something)
- to overlook from a height
- to have or exert strong authority or mastery.
Dominate derives from Latin dominari meaning “to be lord over”, from dominus “lord”.