Stupid to wise

obtuse
(adj)
ǝb-TYOOSE
Meaning

1. blunt

1st Sample Sentence

1. The coroner's report said that he had been beaten to death with some kind of obtuse instrument.

2nd Meaning

2. dull; stupid

2nd Sample Sentence

2. Even a highly intelligent person can become obtuse when he is under the influence of some very powerful emotion, such as love or fear.

Root

ob (against)#tudere (to beat) (Latin)

Mnemonics

imagine a pencil tip. the more obtuse the angle between the two edges of the tip. the more blunt the tip is. obtuse refers to angles between two lines which is >90 degrees. the line appears like its leaning towards the wall which is inactive and stupid

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