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word or phrase to add to your army.
If you experience something that leaves you so astonished that you are without words, you might say you are gobsmacked (gob-smacked).
This very descriptive word comes from gob, which is slang for mouth, and smacked, which I don't have to explain. Sometimes you are so shocked that you put your hand up over your mouth and can't say a word. That is when you are gobsmacked.
"I am gobsmacked that she showed up at my party without an invitation. I am even more gobsmacked that she brought a dozen friends with her."
Only those are words in your head, because you can't even say them out loud, such is your state of gobsmackedness (I just made that word up, but it kind of make sense to me.)
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."