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confound

(kŏn-fownd′) [L. confundere, to confuse, to pour together]
1. To introduce bias into a research study.
2. To confuse, bewilder, or mystify. confounding, n.
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But this is a curiously leaden birthday present to a confoundingly lively magazine.
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Yet, confoundingly, Uribe has emerged as the chief obstacle to a negotiated end to Colombia's 52-year armed conflict.
If we can stipulate that existence is an inherently messy affair, ungainly and contradictory and confoundingly unresolved, then "Obvious Child" may be the most pro-life movie of the year.
(93) After vigorously asserting that the historical scope of the constitutional doctrine was determinative, the Giles Court confoundingly used these modern evidence references as authority.
In the other (and naturally, red trunks) are those who thrill to popcorn fare, while rejecting anything with subtitles along with confoundingly (lense episodic dramas like "The Wire" or
(13) Nancy Wartik agrees: '[The Carpathians is] fascinating, frustrating, obscure, complex, with a deceptively haphazard plot and confoundingly shifting points of view'.
Confoundingly, West states that "spotted owls are still at risk ...
With a taste for collisions between unlikely subject matter--a head-scratching new artist's book is devoted entirely to alternating images of hockey fights and pieces of fruit, the latter set in strange, Franz West-like lumpy masses of white plaster--Hanson and Sonnenberg have developed an approach that, in its specifics, can occasionally feel like a confoundingly elusive inside joke.