Word of the Week for the week of October 30, 2016



Meaning & Usage

noun the state of being confused as a result of something complex.

Coming back to Planet Takoma Park brings more of life’s perplexities.


c. 1300, "bewilderment," from Old French perplexite "confusion, perplexity," from Late Latin perplexitatem (nominative perplexitas), from Latin perplexus "confused, involved, interwoven," from per- "completely" + plexus "entagled," past participle of plectere "to twine."

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