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 for Discomfiting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Discomfit \Dis*com"fit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discomfited; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Discomfiting.] [OF. desconfit, p. p. of
     desconfire, F. d['e]confire; fr. L. dis- + conficere to make
     ready, prepare, bring about. See Comfit, Fact.]
     1. To scatter in fight; to put to rout; to defeat.
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              And his proud foes discomfit in victorious field.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     2. To break up and frustrate the plans of; to balk? to throw
        into perplexity and dejection; to disconcert.
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              Well, go with me and be not so discomfited. --Shak.
  
     Syn: To defeat; overthrow; overpower; vanquish; conquer;
          baffle; frustrate; confound; discourage.
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