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1) baffle. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: bafˇfled, bafˇfling, bafˇfles1. To frustrate or check (a person) as by confusing or perplexing; stymie. 2. To impede the force or movement of. 1....

2) 24583. Geldzahler, Henry. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public. ATTRIBUTION:Henry Geldzahler (1935-1994), Belgian-born...

3) frustrate. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...wind frustrated my attempt to rake the lawn. b. To cause feelings of discouragement or bafflement in. 2. To make ineffectual or invalid; nullify. Middle English frustraten,...

4) COUNTERWORDS. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...college students create and cast off dozens of new counterwords every year, often to the bafflement of their parents and teachers. 1...

5) equivocal, ambiguous, ambivalent, cryptic, dubious, enigmatic, mysterious. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...means with two or more meanings, or unclear. Cryptic and enigmatic stress the idea of bafflement and an inability to penetrate a mystery; mysterious does the same....

6) 386. Memorials by Herman Melville. Stedman, Edmund Clarence, ed. 1900. An American Anthology, 1787-1900
...closing eyes is hid from view. The will, that never can relent— The aim, survivor of the bafflement, Make this memorial due. 15...

7) puzzle. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...unknown.puzzler -NOUNpuzzle, perplex, mystify, bewilder, confound These verbs mean to cause bafflement or confusion. Puzzle suggests difficulty in solving or interpreting...

8) Hamlet and His Problems. Eliot, T. S. 1920. The Sacred Wood
...the supposed identity of Hamlet with his author is genuine to this point: that Hamlet's bafflement at the absence of objective equivalent to his feelings is a prolongation...

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