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She lighted a cigarette with more fuss and force than usual.
Does fuss mean here "excitement"?
Do you mean "confusion"? I'm asking about "needless activity"
So lighting a cigarette she did it more forcefully than usually and made a bit more fuss than usually.
If this is from a book, "lighted" is acceptable. "Lit" is the usual past and past participle, but "lighted" is not actually incorrect.