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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Klexos the art of dwelling on the past; coined by John Koenig. English thinking
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Jouska A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head English thinking
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Kopfkino Imagining scenarios vividly ("head cinema") German thinking visual
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
Zhì (智) Wisdom, perspicacity, knowledge. Chinese thinking awareness
Magari maybe, hopeful wish, wistful regret, in my dreams, if only. Italian thinking
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Eunoia (εὔνοια) A well-mind; beautiful thinking Greek beauty thinking
Exulansis The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it. English emotion thinking
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Apomakrysmenophobia The sudden fear that the relationships you posses are shallow or lack depth English thinking connection trust
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Desenrascar An informal word that means the act of figuring out things Portuguese thinking growth
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
Tizita (ትዝታ) A bittersweet remembrance and longing for a time, person, thing gone by. Amharic time thinking
Vaitherichal The feeling that you get when someone has something that you lack, however you are not jealous, yet instead feel as though they should not possess that because you don't Tamil adverse thinking
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Fernweh To have a yearning to see distant places German travel thinking
Mātauranga The comprehension, or understanding of the universe Nogay awareness thinking reflection

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