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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Oneirataxia The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality English awareness feeling
Zanshin (残心) Lit. ‘remaining/enduring heart-mind’; a state of relaxed mental alertness (especially in the face of danger or stress). Japanese awareness
Sophrosyne A healthy state of mind, characterized by self-control, moderation, and a deep awareness of one's true self, and resulting in one's true happiness. Greek awareness happiness reflection
Qì (氣) Lit. air, breath; ‘life force/energy’. Chinese health awareness
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
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
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
Yaqin (يقين) Certitude and freedom from doubt. Arabic feeling 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
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Dadirri Inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness out of respect. Ngangiwumirr awareness
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness
Moledro A feeling of resonant connection with an author or artist you'll never meet, who may have lived centuries ago and thousands of miles away English awareness connection
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq 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
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
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Iktsuarpok The feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming. Inuktitut awareness persistence feeling
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
Morriña To miss something, especially your land, the place where you lived or were born. Galician feeling awareness reflection



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