A favourite word of a US-based friend and business associated is “flummoxed”. I rather like the word myself. If you are as old as I am, you may recall a Monty Python sketch in which they attributed the characteristic of “woodiness” to certain words. The was a positive appellation. Flummoxed is a woody word.
I am flummoxed with what I see going on around me. Although I am a Liverpudlian by birth, I will avoid our natural inclination to ignore the golden rule not to speak about politics and religion. I am not going to slam-dunk popularism, nationalism or any other contemporary “-ism”, which suffix immediately makes a word “tinny” (see http://montypython.50webs.com/scripts/Series_4/23.htm).