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Emotional ImpactPlay
Using 'perplex' can express someone's emotional reaction to confusion, not just intellectual difficulty. SlideThe enigmatic poem perplexed her, leaving an unsettling feeling.
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Not Always NegativePlay
'Perplex' may imply curiosity or fascination as well as confusion. SlideThe intriguing puzzle perplexed him, but he enjoyed the challenge.
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Unexpected SituationsPlay
'Perplex' is often used when something is confusing because it's unexpected or unusual. SlideThe magician's act perplexed the audience.