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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Iktsuarpok The feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming. Inuktitut awareness persistence feeling
Yaqin (يقين) Certitude and freedom from doubt. Arabic feeling awareness
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
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
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek awareness
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
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
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Morriña To miss something, especially your land, the place where you lived or were born. Galician feeling awareness reflection
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
Sóphrosuné (σωφροσύνη) excellence of character and soundness of mind; leads to other beneficial qualities, such as moderation and self-control. Greek 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
Oneirataxia The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality English awareness feeling
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
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Mātauranga The comprehension, or understanding of the universe Nogay awareness thinking reflection
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Anima Soul; spirit; breath; mind Latin positive awareness
Ubuntu A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Zulu beauty character awareness
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate



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