Flustering
Fluster Flus"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flustered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flustering}.] [Cf. Icel. flaustra to be flustered, flaustr a fluster.] To make hot and rosy, as with drinking; to heat; hence, to throw into agitation and confusion; to confuse; to muddle. [1913 Webster]

His habit or flustering himself daily with claret. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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