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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Morriña To miss something, especially your land, the place where you lived or were born. Galician feeling awareness reflection
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Wabi-sabi Finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Japanese beauty awareness
Dadirri Inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness out of respect. Ngangiwumirr awareness
uḷaṟu (உளறு) To say something that should not be or to say somethng nonsensical or unrelated Tamil awareness adverse
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
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
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
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Anima Soul; spirit; breath; mind Latin positive awareness
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek awareness
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society 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
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
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
Iktsuarpok The feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming. Inuktitut awareness persistence feeling
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
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
Ubuntu A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Zulu beauty character awareness



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