Surprising verb list to show fear or excitement

alarm
amaze
ambuscade
appall
assail
assault
astonish
astound
awe
badger
bewilder
blow away
bludgeon
bluster
bowl over
box in
bulldoze
bully
bushwhack
chill
coerce
confound
confuse
consternate
cow
daunt
daze
dazzle
decoy
despotize
disconcert
dishearten
dismay
distress
domineer
dragoon
dry gulch
dumbfound
ensnare
entrap
faze
flabbergast
frighten
get to
grandstand
gross out
harass
hector
hem in
hide
hook
horrify
hotdog
impress
insult
intimidate
jap
jump
lay for
lurk
net
oppress
outrage
overawe
overwhelm
panic
petrify
scare
set trap
shake
shock
showboat
spook
stagger
startle
strike
stun
stupefy
surprise
surround
terrify
threaten
throw
trap
tyrannize
unnerve
wait
waylay