Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Retrouvailles Lit. 'rediscovery'; a reunion (e.g., with loved ones after a long time apart). French friends family
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Carpe Diem Make the most of the present moment or opportunity. Lit. sieze the day. Latin positive
Formacja A state of mind and its own culture of a generation Polish society change
Abhayamudrâ (अभय मुद्रा) The gesture (e.g., in Hindu and Buddhist iconography) of fearlessness, protection, and/or peace; involves the palms facing outwards, and the fingers extending upwards. Sanskrit strength
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
Tsundoku Acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them Japanese adverse
Dépaysement The feeling of being in an environment that you are not used to French feeling awareness change
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Arigata-meiwaku When someone does something for you that you didn’t want them to do, and having to express gratitude for the act Japanese interaction
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
Bilita Mpash Opposite of a nightmare Bantu positive event
Sielvartas Literal translation as “soul tumbling” used as grief or resentment Lithuanian adverse thinking emotion
Abhisar (অভিসার) Lit. 'going towards'; a meeting (often secret) between lovers / partners. Bengali love event
Konfliktfähigkeit the ability to manage interpersonal conflict constructivly, without becoming personally involved. German growth
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Zažitjsja (зажиться) To keep living beyond the point where one feels they would be better off dead Russian dead adverse
Otium The condition of being in control of one’s own time; leisure, free-time; ease, peace. Latin growth time habits
Schwärmerei Excessive or extreme enthusiasm or sentimentality. German happiness
Hoʻoponopono Mutual forgiveness. Hawaiian connection character emotion
Eunoia (εὔνοια) A well-mind; beautiful thinking Greek beauty thinking
Kertek The sound of dry leaves or twigs being trodden underfoot Malay sound nature
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek physical
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse



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