WORD OF THE DAY
To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt.
To make confusedly intricate; complicate.
Questions about the meaning of life have always perplexed humankind.
Her strange response perplexed me.
Their goal is not to perplex, but to amuse and excite.
Pronunciation – http://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/perplex
IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY
BE TOO CLEVER BY HALF
To be too confident of your own intelligence in a way that annoys other people.
(Of a person) annoyingly proud of their intelligence or skill, and liable to overreach themselves.
At school he had a reputation for arrogance. ‘Too clever by half’ was how one former teacher described him.
She was too clever by half – always correcting the teacher or coming back with a smart answer.