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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
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
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
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
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
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
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
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
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Être dépaysé To be in an environment you're not used to French change society awareness
La douleur exquise The pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have French feeling awareness love
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
Vemödalen The fear that everything has already been done. For example: the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist. English philosophy awareness art
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
uḷaṟu (உளறு) To say something that should not be or to say somethng nonsensical or unrelated Tamil awareness adverse
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
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek awareness



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