Enubilate……

Sometimes you come across a word that is so lovely, you have to tell the world. In this case it is inenubilable   .

The Latin for the word cloud was nubes and, as a result, some eighteenth century classicist invented the lovely word enubilate, which meant to blow the mists and fogs away and to make something clear. It’s rather like elucidate or clarify, just much prettier.

Then, in the twentieth century, a journalist went further and invented the utterly wonderful word inenubilable for something that cannot be enubilated. Inenubilable can be applied to problems, mysteries, enigmas and other dark conundrums.

It may also be applied to places that are incurably mist-laden, like the rolling hills of Connemara or any film set in Victorian London..

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