Potential: 1. having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future. 2. latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness.
Futility: 1. pointlessness or uselessness.
Conundrum: 1. a riddle whose answer is or involves a pun. 2. a question or problem having only a conjectural answer. 3. an intricate and difficult problem.
Collapse: 1. the act of falling down or inward, as from loss of supports. 2. an abrupt failure of function, strength, or health; a breakdown. 3. an abrupt loss of perceived value or of effect.
Value: 1. the regard that something is held to deserve importance. 2. the material or monetary worth of something. 3. an individual's principles or standards of behavior. 4. the relative degree of lightness or darkness of a particular color.