Eunoia

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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
Dépaysement The feeling of being in an environment that you are not used to French feeling awareness change
Ubuntu A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Zulu beauty character awareness
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
La douleur exquise The pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have French feeling awareness love
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
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
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
Être dépaysé To be in an environment you're not used to French change society awareness
Wabi-sabi Finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Japanese beauty awareness
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
Mātauranga The comprehension, or understanding of the universe Nogay awareness thinking reflection
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
Anima Soul; spirit; breath; mind Latin positive awareness
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
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
Sóphrosuné (σωφροσύνη) excellence of character and soundness of mind; leads to other beneficial qualities, such as moderation and self-control. Greek awareness
Dadirri Inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness out of respect. Ngangiwumirr awareness
Zhì (智) Wisdom, perspicacity, knowledge. Chinese thinking awareness




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