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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Tatemae & Honne The contrast between a person's feelings and desires (honne) versus the behavior and opinions one displays in public (tatemae) Japanese feeling reflection character
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection
Morriña To miss something, especially your land, the place where you lived or were born. Galician feeling awareness reflection
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
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
Athazagoraphobia The fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored, or being replaced English reflection thinking
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
Dayenu "It would have been enough" Hebrew reflection
Orphic Mysterious and entertaining; beyond ordinary understanding English reflection
Ilunga The capacity to forgive once, tolerate a second time, but never a third time. Conveys the progression toward intolerance. Tshiluba growth emotion reflection
Mātauranga The comprehension, or understanding of the universe Nogay awareness thinking reflection
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Hiraeth A deep longing for home Welsh reflection feeling
Sayang Describes when you've wasted an opportunity Tagalog adverse reflection



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