Word of the Day: Bamboozle

bam-boo-zle / bamˈbo͞ozəl   verb  
  1. to dupe or deceive through trickery
It is well-known what a middleman is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other. Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881  
  1. to confuse or throw off completely
To fool a judge, feign fascination, but to bamboozle the whole court, feign boredom. From ‘Cloud Atlas’ by David Mitchell, 1969-