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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Ubuntu A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Zulu beauty character 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
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
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
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
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
La douleur exquise The pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have French feeling awareness love
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
Anima Soul; spirit; breath; mind Latin positive awareness
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek awareness
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Sóphrosuné (σωφροσύνη) excellence of character and soundness of mind; leads to other beneficial qualities, such as moderation and self-control. Greek awareness
Seijaku (静寂) Quiet (sei) tranquillity (jaku); silence, calm, serenity (especially in the midst of activity or chaos). Japanese awareness beauty
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
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
Zhì (智) Wisdom, perspicacity, knowledge. Chinese thinking awareness
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Morriña To miss something, especially your land, the place where you lived or were born. Galician feeling awareness reflection



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