惶惑英文perplexed and alarmed; apprehensive
He was greatly nonplussed and uncertain for the moment as to what his next step would be.
The phenomenon was so striking and disturbing that his philosophical tranquility vanished.
They turned on a private road, and in some trepidation approached a big farm.
Because, you know, when you get scared that way, and it keeps running on, and getting worse and worse all the time, and your wits gets to addling, and you get to doing all sorts o wild things, and by and by you think to yourself, spos n i was a boy, and was away up there, and the door ain t locked, and you - " she stopped, looking kind of wondering, and then she turned her head around slow, and when her eye lit on me - i got up and took a walk
I can still recall my bewilderment at seeing a character in an american film of those days making the curious jerking gesture with his thumb.