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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Yaqin (يقين) Certitude and freedom from doubt. Arabic feeling awareness
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
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
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Ubuntu A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Zulu beauty character awareness
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
Rückkehhrunruhe The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness. German awareness time
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
Dépaysement The feeling of being in an environment that you are not used to French feeling awareness change
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
Seijaku (静寂) Quiet (sei) tranquillity (jaku); silence, calm, serenity (especially in the midst of activity or chaos). Japanese awareness beauty
Morriña To miss something, especially your land, the place where you lived or were born. Galician feeling awareness reflection
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
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
La douleur exquise The pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have French feeling awareness love
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Yugen A profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe…and the sad beauty of human suffering. Japanese beauty awareness philosophy
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek awareness



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