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  • a  not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    opaque windows of the jail
    opaque to X-rays
  • s  not clearly understood or expressed

  • The opposition party accused the Prime Minister to be opaque on the important policy of nuclear disarmament.
  • When 12 curvy models strutted onto the runway dressed in opaque white nurses' coats and prim white hats, their mouths covered with black-lace face masks, the audience might have .
  • For me, it brought back memories of a less opaque Friday-prayers sermon I'd actually seen Rafsanjani deliver in December 2001, in which he spoke of the need for an "Islamic bomb.
News & Articles

  • Overwashed bike shorts become an issue
    A delicate issue can arise in cycling. Occasionally, a cyclist’s spandex shorts have been washed one too many times and the back panel of the shorts become opaque.
    June 11, 2013 - Orlando Sentinel

  • Ben Bernanke in International Herald Tribune
    The boom in subprime mortgage lending was only part of a much broader credit boom characterized by underpricing of risk, excessive leverage and the creation of complex and opaque financial instruments that proved fragile under stress,Bernanke...
  • Kenneth Rogoff in Forbes
    Rogoff believes the concerns about transparency are overblown, pointing out that hedge funds "are pretty opaque as well."
  • Charles Grant in International Herald Tribune
    The fact that the EU is not a very effective negotiating partner, that it can be so opaque and complex, is a frustration for China, I'm sure,said Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform in London. "But China is also a...

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