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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
Seijaku (静寂) Quiet (sei) tranquillity (jaku); silence, calm, serenity (especially in the midst of activity or chaos). Japanese awareness beauty
Ubuntu A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Zulu beauty character awareness
Rückkehhrunruhe The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness. German awareness time
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
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness
uḷaṟu (உளறு) To say something that should not be or to say somethng nonsensical or unrelated Tamil awareness adverse
Qì (氣) Lit. air, breath; ‘life force/energy’. Chinese health 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
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
Zhì (智) Wisdom, perspicacity, knowledge. Chinese thinking awareness
Dadirri Inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness out of respect. Ngangiwumirr awareness
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
Iktsuarpok The feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming. Inuktitut awareness persistence feeling
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
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
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
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
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Morriña To miss something, especially your land, the place where you lived or were born. Galician feeling awareness reflection



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