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Mystification

Mys`ti`fi`ca´tion
n.1.The act of mystifying, or the state of being mystied; also, something designed to, or that does, mystify.
The reply of Pope seems very much as though he had been playing off a mystification on his Grace.
- De Quincey.
Noun1.mystification - confusion resulting from failure to understand
2.mystification - something designed to mystify or bewilder
3.mystification - the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered
Synonyms: obfuscation
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