Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Fanaa (فناء) Used in a romantic, and spiritual sense. It could also mean breaking free, escaping ego, dying while your material body hasn’t Urdu fate love
Acedia Lack of concern over your spiritual life or "mental sloth" Greek emotion religion
Rauxa Sudden determination or action; rapture Catalan action strength
Ayurnamat The philosophy that there is no point in worrying about events that cannot be changed Inuktitut philosophy
Chandamama (చందమామ) Literally "uncle moon"; referring to the moon when admiring it Telugu nature beauty
Obhimaan (অভিমান ) Anger, or something close to it, at being upset with a loved one. Abhiman is not anger or sorrow. It is a temporary expression of a feeling about a loved one that he or she is supposed to address. Bengali adverse feeling
Kos Cosiness, warmth, intimacy; kose as a verb; koselig as an adjective. Norwegian attribute
Lha’i rnal ‘byor (ལྷའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར) Deity meditation/yoga; an advanced practice in which one visualises interacting with, or ‘accomplishing’ (i.e., being), a deity. Tibetan awareness physical
Pålägg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Swedish food attribute
Kuleana Self-imposed responsibility, duty, service Hawaiian strength character
Kalsarikänni to get drunk (alone) at home in your underwear with no intention of going out Finnish funny action
Bon vivant Someone who enjoys and appreciates the good life. French positive happiness
Vagary An unpredictable instance, a wandering journey, a whimsical, wild, or unusual idea, desire, or action English change
Lieko A tree trunk that has fallen to the bottom of a lake Finnish nature
Nadryv (Надрыв) Literally means "to tear or break", but can also mean the inner tension of someone who is about to break Russian stress emotion
Panapoo'o The act of searching your head in order to help you remember something you have forgotten. Hawaiian habits
La douleur exquise The pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have French feeling awareness love
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Athazagoraphobia The fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored, or being replaced English reflection thinking
Siftah First sale of the day for merchant Turkish event
Acoy Something that is either very positive or negative Indonesian positive measurement
Mimoso Said of something that enjoys being pampered or shown affection Spanish attribute love
Anchorage The desire to make time stand still English time




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