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I remember that I had a question similar to this a long time ago (when I was in elementary school, I think), and it popped up in my head again today. Is the word "obscure" obscure itself?

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Can you at least explain why you think it should be considered autological? – Kosmonaut Feb 11 '11 at 18:57
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No, it's quite mainstream. Entirely heterological.

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Favorite autological word: "pentasyllabic" – Chris B. Behrens Feb 11 '11 at 19:14
+1 for "heterological". – JSBձոգչ Feb 11 '11 at 20:28

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