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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Shouganai It cannot be helped. Japanese philosophy fate
Ignōrāmus Lit. ‘we do not know’ (e.g., the spirit of scientific enquiry), or ‘we take no notice of’ (used in legal contexts, e.g., when deemed evidence to be inadmissible). Latin philosophy growth
Zugzwang To be forced to make a move even though it will likely to be at your disadvantage German action interaction philosophy
Toska (тоска) At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. Russian adverse philosophy
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
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
Sehnsucht Thoughts and feelings about all facets of life that are unfinished or imperfect, paired with a yearning for ideal alternative experiences. German philosophy reflection
Yugen A profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe…and the sad beauty of human suffering. Japanese beauty awareness philosophy
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
Nintendo “Leave luck to heaven” or to leave one's fortune in the hands of fate Japanese philosophy fate
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Schulbildend Inspiring or leading to the creation of schools of thought. German growth philosophy
Maktub "Everything is destined and written" Arabic philosophy fate
Ayurnamat The philosophy that there is no point in worrying about events that cannot be changed Inuktitut philosophy
Ádvaita (अद्वैत) non-dual; the notion that there is only one reality. Sanskrit measurement philosophy
Rizq Life's provision of account. Often used in daily speech when someone wasn’t able to achieve something, it wasn’t in their Rizq. Urdu philosophy connection
Charmolypi "Joy-making sorrow". A mixed feeling of happiness while being sad. Greek happiness adverse philosophy
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness



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