Q: What emotion are you feeling ?
A: My heart is blue ever since JOE Stalin left me.
mercy (usually used in the negative!)
circumstances. A euphemism for 'bad situation': crushing debt, mother is a prostitute, etc, in trouble with the mob, etc.
彼女、事情がありそうね。 (She looks like she comes from Circumstances, doesn't she?)
事情 also differs from other 'situation' words because it emphasizes the circumstances behind a person's actions. (i.e. the boss says, 'You were late to work again, but if you explain your situation, I might not punish you.')
facial expression - although most people say "XXXの顔をした” （ｘｘｘのかおをした）, meaning "She made an xxx-face."