Mnemonic - Confused he found himself in the puzzle
Word - Confound
a) to confuse or puzzle
b) to throw into disorder
Part of Speech - verb
Synonyms - abash (MVD link), astonish, surprise
Antonyms - enlighten, clarify, explain
1 Some multiple choice questions confound you because they have very similar answer choices.
2 The aim of certain students was to confound the teacher with difficult questions so that there was no time left to proceed the lesson.
3 God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. (excerpt from the Bible)
1 The attacking strikers of the opposition confounded the defense of the team throughout the game.
2 Relief reported for the supplements were confounded by the fact that many people taking them were also taking other pain killers.