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Baffle

In film, a movable panel that absorbs light and sound in order to minimize unwanted reflections and echoes. A baffle is relevant to marketing because it improves film quality and therefore improves commercials.
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To the bafflement of its discoverers, the creature sports a disproportionately large, saucer-like shell at each end of its elongated body.
The Viking ships are an imposing sight, but the museum inspires a certain bafflement as well.
Many others share that sense of bafflement and, even at a distance, understand the grief and loss that families like the Ewings are going through at this festive time of year.
A MYSTERIOUS fruit thief has been stripping apple and plum trees - much to the bafflement of their owners.
Eighteen months earlier, the decision to replace Sir Bobby Robson with Souness had been greeted with bafflement and a profound lack of enthusiasm by fans.
Three-time winner Greg LeMond had previously expressed his bafflement at Wiggins' omission.
The move has upset many of their supporters both within and beyond their home city while being greeted around the country by some bafflement, accompanied by a fair bit of chortling from followers of rival clubs.
AN air of bafflement surrounds county cricket today as to why young Bears batsman Freddie Coleman landed an ECB rap for "ball tampering".
Travelling from Afghanistan to Brazil, and from Canada to Australia, I encounter bafflement that anyone would try to break up a Union that has been so resilient, so successful and so admired as ours," the Conservative MP will tell an audience in Edinburgh.
With the advent of the digital age and increased reliance on computers, the use of tech terminology has become commonplace, to the bafflement of many.
This remains a source of irritation and bafflement: irritation because I happen to like sushi, although I'm a relative novice; and bafflement because loads of other people, with far more money than me, also love this uncomplicated style of cuisine, and the clever sod who decides to take the plunge and open a top class Japanese restaurant in Birmingham will be minted.
To the bafflement of his escorts, he decided to walk through the middle of the crowd, rather than by the planned route around the edges of the protest.