My tutor asked the American students if we were moping about our election. What a HUGE understatement. Moping? Really?
GRIEF. DEVASTATION. SHOCK. PANIC. ANGER. SORROW. BOMBSHELL. TRAUMA. DISGUST. SURPRISE. FEAR. DEPRESSION. HOPELESSNESS. SADNESS. FAILURE. EMBARRASSMENT. SHAME.
I think these words are a great deal more accurate when describing the situation.
However, these words can also be used in reference to the current climate:
LOVE. COURAGE. EMBRACE. STRENGTH. PROTEST. VOICE. COMMUNITY. UNITY. SPIRIT. RESILIENCE. SOLIDARITY. RADICAL. HOPE. FERVOR. INSPIRATION. COMMITMENT. INEXTINGUISHABLE. TRUTH. MORAL FIBER. GRIT.