Befuddle (bĭ-fŭd’l) is a verb that means to confuse or to perplex. It can also refer to confusion coming from alcoholic drinks.
This week the befuddled looks of farmers as Mr Roh’s presidential cavalcade swept up the highway to Pyongyang suggested that Mr Kim had not let all his compatriots in on the historic moment, one for which Mr Roh has begged for years. (The Economist)
Gov. Hill’s organ, the Albany Times, prints to-night an editorial designed to befuddle the Democrats who are trying to solve the problem connected with the Gubernatorial nomination. (NY Times)