The eclipse from March 3 was the only one Britain inhabitants could watch without worrying about the weather. The last eclipse visible in the insular territory took place in 2004, but was obnubilated by heavy clouds.Obnubilated?
My usual crutch, the American Heritage Dictionary, was absolutely no help. WordNet was. It's a lexical database for the English language at the Princeton University's Cognitive Science Laboratory. Here's the relevant part of their entry (the "S" stands for semantic relation).
VerbWhat would I do without the Internet? I can't wait for clouds to move in on August 28, so I can tell everyone I know, "I'd love to watch the eclipse of the moon tonight, but it looks as if the clouds will obnubilate it."
S: (v) obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, cloud, mist (make less visible or unclear) "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
S: (v) confuse, blur, obscure, obnubilate (make unclear, indistinct, or blurred) "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"