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discomfit

dis·com·fit

discomfit

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs kuhm fiht
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: discomfited, discomfiting, discomfits
definition 1: to upset or confuse.
The sudden change of plans discomfited her.
similar words:
fluster, ruffle
definition 2: to thwart or frustrate.
derivation: discomfiter (n.)
Word Parts
The word discomfit contains the following part:
fac, fic, fec, fact, fect Latin root that means make, do
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This root is also the origin of the suffixes "-fy, -ify, -efy" and "-ification, -efaction".