befuggle: to confuse.
braze it out: what a man must do to get around in New York City.
elevens: two cords on the back of a man's neck that stand out prominently ("the elevens are up") after a lifetime of heavy drinking.
fighting the mirror: the Sunday exercise of a drinker disgustedly confronted by his own face.
if: to place a bet on condition that a previous bet pays off, as in "If Bold Ruler wins the seventh at Jamaica. I'll if some money off him onto Bright Plumes."
sabotize: destroy a machine; specifically a jukebox.
self-conscience -stricken: feeling guilty.