Color, light and opaque

turbid
(adj)
TUR-bid
Meaning

1. (of water) muddy; having the sediment disturbed

1st Sample Sentence

1. The crocodile dived and settled on the muddy bottom of the pond, making the water turbid.

2nd Meaning

2. (figuratively) unclear; obscure

2nd Sample Sentence

2. He expresses himself clearly and straightforwardly when he speaks, but his writing is turbid.

Root

turba (turmoil, crowd) (Latin)

Synonyms

nebulous, opaque, turbid

Antonyms

diaphanous, limpid, lucid, pellucid

Mnemonics

TURBID=TURBINE. The TURBINES on a boat can churn up the water and make it TURBID and murky. When you walk into a lake and the water is disTURBeD, the water becomes TURBID

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