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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Wabi-sabi Finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Japanese beauty awareness
Kenshō (見性) Seeing (ken) one’s nature or essence (shō); perceiving one’s Buddha nature; sometimes interpreted as an initial or brief awakening. Japanese awareness growth
Nakakapag pabagabag Something that brings about excessive anxiety or restlessness for a period of time; something that is making you nervous Tagalog stress feeling awareness
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Mamihlapinatapai Two people looking at each other each hoping the other will do what both desire but neither is willing to do. Yaghan love connection awareness
Morriña To miss something, especially your land, the place where you lived or were born. Galician feeling awareness reflection
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Anima Soul; spirit; breath; mind Latin positive awareness
Paasa A person who leads someone on (intentionally or not). Appearing as if they are genuinely interested romantically when they aren’t Tagalog adverse interaction awareness
Uffda A sympathetic word to be used when someone else is in pain. It combines ‘Ouch for you’ and ‘Oh, I’m sorry you hurt yourself’ Swedish empathy emotion awareness
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek awareness
Dadirri Inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness out of respect. Ngangiwumirr awareness
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
La douleur exquise The pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have French feeling awareness love
Énouement The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self. French awareness philosophy
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Oneirataxia The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality English awareness feeling
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Vemödalen The fear that everything has already been done. For example: the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist. English philosophy awareness art
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Zhì (智) Wisdom, perspicacity, knowledge. Chinese thinking awareness
Ubuntu A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Zulu beauty character awareness
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness



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