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Definition of perplex:

  1. Intricate; difficult.
  2. To embarrass; to puzzle; to distract; to bewilder; to confuse; to trouble with ambiguity, suspense, or anxiety.
  3. To involve; to entangle; to make intricate or complicated, and difficult to be unraveled or understood; as, to perplex one with doubts.
  4. To plague; to vex; to tormen.

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frustrate, aim, present, bind, outwit, stand by, deposit, generate, befuddle, grow, quiver, outfox, mystify, scramble, drive, stupefy, bring, nark, jumble, vex, start, buzz off, foil, throw, nonplus, cling, nettle, clear, pose, astonish, acquire, stick, crush, bring forth, contract, beat up, flap, sustain, bond, beat, beat out, get down, disturb, work over, cross, pound, shake up, put, thrum, position, puzzle, circumvent, father, flummox, go, receive, pay back, bugger off, study at confuse, discombobulate, mother, ticktock, stir up, induce, sit, ticktack, arrive, engender, irritate, exhaust, come, bilk, chafe, spoil, sting, devil, bewilder, become, scram, suffer, stick around, scotch, impersonate, stick to, tucker, complicate, sire, addle, vanquish, fix, mix up, find, overreach, raise up, make, experience, besot, fetch, draw, rarify, get at, outsmart, commence, set out, gravel, get, hold fast, astound, thwart, arrest, feelings, pay off, regulate, bother, baffle, commove, start out, personate, embarrass, fuddle, ravel, lodge, capture, posture, take, produce, shell, drum, convey, annoy, pulsate, rag, beget, wedge, set about, adhere, stick by, tucker out, bemuse, worry, elaborate, tick, amaze, stun, dumbfound, obtain, model, stay put, cleave, incur, rile, refine, simple, have, stimulate, begin, cohere, wash up, place, bunk, agitate, get under one's skin, dizzy, catch, get to, let, stay, thump, trounce, develop, lay, set, cause.

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