Give me five
a very strong reason that someone has for acting in a particular way
Example: In the urban planning system, the government, which has a vested interest in land uses, is the sole decision-maker.
believing the worst of human nature, or that the worst outcome is most likely in a situation
Example: He has a cynical view of marriage.
the principles, ideas or facts on which something is based
Example: The Portuguese language forms the bedrock of Macau's legal corpus.
something that uses up resources
Example: The country is selling oil to plug a drain on its resources and pay its huge foreign debts.
being more important than anything else
Example: Reclamation should not be an option, unless there is an overriding need for it.