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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek awareness
Dépaysement The feeling of being in an environment that you are not used to French feeling awareness change
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection
Zhì (智) Wisdom, perspicacity, knowledge. Chinese thinking 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
Dadirri Inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness out of respect. Ngangiwumirr awareness
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Iktsuarpok The feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming. Inuktitut awareness persistence feeling
Wabi-sabi Finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Japanese beauty awareness
Yaqin (يقين) Certitude and freedom from doubt. Arabic feeling awareness
Ubuntu A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Zulu beauty character awareness
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling 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
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Zanshin (残心) Lit. ‘remaining/enduring heart-mind’; a state of relaxed mental alertness (especially in the face of danger or stress). Japanese awareness
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Anima Soul; spirit; breath; mind Latin positive awareness
uḷaṟu (உளறு) To say something that should not be or to say somethng nonsensical or unrelated Tamil awareness adverse
Être dépaysé To be in an environment you're not used to French change society awareness
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
Sóphrosuné (σωφροσύνη) excellence of character and soundness of mind; leads to other beneficial qualities, such as moderation and self-control. Greek awareness
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness



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