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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Mātauranga The comprehension, or understanding of the universe Nogay awareness thinking reflection
Sóphrosuné (σωφροσύνη) excellence of character and soundness of mind; leads to other beneficial qualities, such as moderation and self-control. Greek awareness
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
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change 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
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Dépaysement The feeling of being in an environment that you are not used to French feeling awareness change
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
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
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek 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
Seijaku (静寂) Quiet (sei) tranquillity (jaku); silence, calm, serenity (especially in the midst of activity or chaos). Japanese awareness beauty
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Anima Soul; spirit; breath; mind Latin positive awareness
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
Wabi-sabi Finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Japanese beauty 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
Dadirri Inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness out of respect. Ngangiwumirr awareness



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