July 25, 2016
Word: flummox (v)
Meaning: To confuse or bewilder.
Synonyms: mystify, puzzle, baffle
If you're flummoxed, you are confused! Even the origin of the word — which refers to being bewildered — is baffling, with uncertain origins from the mid-1800s.
Charles Dickens writes in The Pickwick Papers:
"And my 'pinion is, Sammy, that if your governor don't prove a alleybi, he'll be what the Italians call reg'larly flummoxed, and that's all about it."
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