[Namron] Something we shouldn't share with each other
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> discomfit \dis-KUHM-fit; dis-kuhm-FIT\, transitive verb:
> 1. To make uneasy or perplexed, or to put into a state of
> embarrassment; to disconcert; to upset.
> 2. To thwart; to frustrate the plans of.
> 3. (Archaic). To defeat in battle.
> A few of Dr. Baden's anecdotes ramble pointlessly, and his
> gusto in describing the anatomical characteristics of
> exhumed bodies may discomfit the squeamish.
> --Teresa Carpenter, "Death Is Just the Beginning," New
> York Times, June 25, 1989
> But the business of paradox is to discomfit the mind and
> force truths into connections that cannot be thought.
> --Lore Segal, "A Passion for Polishness," New York
> Times, February 18, 1990
> "Starr Bright" was used to the attention of strangers and
> would have been discomfited if no one noticed her, so leggy
> and glamorous.
> --Joyce Carol Oates, Starr Bright Will Be With You Soon
> Why were the men so discomfited, and why, in a group
> renowned for its openness, was there so much difficulty in
> speaking frankly?
> --Hermione Lee, Virginia Woolf
> Discomfit comes from Old French desconfit, past participle of
> desconfire, from Latin dis- + conficere, "to make ready, to
> prepare, to bring about," from com- + facere, "to make."
> Trivia: Comfit (pronounced \KUHM-fit or KOM-fit\) is not the
> opposite of discomfit, but rather a candy containing a fruit
> or nut.
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