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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Mātauranga The comprehension, or understanding of the universe Nogay awareness thinking reflection
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
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
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
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
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Seijaku (静寂) Quiet (sei) tranquillity (jaku); silence, calm, serenity (especially in the midst of activity or chaos). Japanese awareness beauty
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy 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
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
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
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Morriña To miss something, especially your land, the place where you lived or were born. Galician feeling awareness reflection
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness



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