feeling of disappointment after discovering that something is not as expected
the fundamental principles of something
expression of grief or sorrow
A benchmark or standard by which a judgment, comparison or standard can be measured.
An amount that is adequate for a need and may even contain a surplus.
Civilians trained as soldiers who do not belong to an actual organized national military.
Moral rules or values which guide one's actions.
Characterized by a trust in divine guidance to ensure one’s actions are righteous and just.
Despite what just happened or was said.
Randomly chosen or occurring.
To conclude or deduce without being given explicit information or meaning.
The forefront or front line of attack or a social movement.
Fair payment for the cost of something; not necessary restricted to actual currency.
A convergence of various elements.
To celebrate the actions of someone.
Exceptionally bad, usually within the context of judgment.
Utterly confused and bewildered.
A predicament that poses great difficulty in escape; a sticky situation.
Controversial to the point of creating divisions over opposing viewpoints.
Characteristic of a possessing an elevated degree of moral integrity; the quality of being an upright person.
An expression of optimistic confidence toward events or how things will turn out.
Outrageously scandalous within the context of defamatory insults.
Fiery and explosive; can be used literally to refer to materials associated with fire or metaphorically to describe controversial ideas or acts.
A point at which no more progress can be made during negotiations.
The act of two or more people colluding together for a common goal that may be deemed subversive, illegal or otherwise harmful to the status quo.
A showy display of aggressive defiance.
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