That kind of smart person cannot countenance the idea of obscurity as a fate.
What literature stands the test of time to emerge from obscurity?
“I would like to rest, and welcome the possibility of reveling in obscurity,” he told reporters as he left office.
late 15c., "absence of light;" 1610s with meaning "condition of being unknown;" from obscure (adj.) + -ity; or else from Middle French obscurité, variant of Old French oscureté "darkness, gloom; vagueness, confusion; insignificance" (14c.), from Latin obscuritatem (nominative obscuritas) "darkness, indistinctness, uncertainty," from obscurus.