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

  Bedevil \Be*dev"il\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bedevilled (?); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Bedeviling or Bedevilling.]
     1. To throw into utter disorder and confusion, as if by the
        agency of evil spirits; to bring under diabolical
        influence; to torment.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Bedeviled and used worse than St. Bartholomew.
                                                    --Sterne.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To spoil; to corrupt. --Wright.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bedevil
      v 1: treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering
           teacher" [syn: torment, rag, bedevil, crucify,
           dun, frustrate]
      2: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think
         clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This
         question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even
         the teacher" [syn: confuse, throw, fox, befuddle,
         fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "bedevil":
     aggravate, annoy, badger, bait, be at, beset, bewitch, bother,
     bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burn up, chivy, demonize, devil,
     devilize, diabolize, discompose, distemper, disturb, dog,
     exasperate, exercise, fash, get, gripe, harass, harry, heckle,
     hector, hex, hoodoo, hound, irk, jinx, miff, molest, nag, needle,
     nettle, nudzh, obsess, overlook, peeve, persecute, pester, pick on,
     pique, plague, pluck the beard, possess, pother, provoke, ride,
     rile, roil, ruffle, tantalize, tease, torment, try the patience,
     tweak the nose, vex, voodoo, witch, worry
  
  

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