"stupefies" in the verb sense
1. besot, stupefy
make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
2. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
be a mystery or bewildering to
"This beats me!"
3. stun, stupefy
make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
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