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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
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
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
Zanshin (残心) Lit. ‘remaining/enduring heart-mind’; a state of relaxed mental alertness (especially in the face of danger or stress). Japanese awareness
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
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
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Dépaysement The feeling of being in an environment that you are not used to French feeling awareness change
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Dadirri Inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness out of respect. Ngangiwumirr awareness
Yaqin (يقين) Certitude and freedom from doubt. Arabic feeling awareness
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
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
Être dépaysé To be in an environment you're not used to French change society 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
Ubuntu A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Zulu beauty character awareness
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
Seijaku (静寂) Quiet (sei) tranquillity (jaku); silence, calm, serenity (especially in the midst of activity or chaos). Japanese awareness beauty
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek awareness
Qì (氣) Lit. air, breath; ‘life force/energy’. Chinese health awareness
uḷaṟu (உளறு) To say something that should not be or to say somethng nonsensical or unrelated Tamil awareness adverse
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



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