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mystify

mys·ti·fy

mystify

 
 
pronunciation:
mI stih faI
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mystified, mystifies, mystifying
definition: to cause puzzlement in, often with intent to deceive; bewilder; perplex.
synonyms:
bamboozle, confound, confuse, perplex, puzzle
similar words:
beat, befog, befuddle, bewilder, delude, fog, fool, nonplus, pose, stump
derivations: mystifyingly (adv.), mystification (n.), mystifier (n.)