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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Tizita (ትዝታ) A bittersweet remembrance and longing for a time, person, thing gone by. Amharic time thinking
Desenrascar An informal word that means the act of figuring out things Portuguese thinking growth
Jouska A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head English thinking
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
Apomakrysmenophobia The sudden fear that the relationships you posses are shallow or lack depth English thinking connection trust
Kopfkino Imagining scenarios vividly ("head cinema") German thinking visual
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Athazagoraphobia The fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored, or being replaced English reflection thinking
Mātauranga The comprehension, or understanding of the universe Nogay awareness thinking reflection
Boketto The act of gazing vacantly into the distance. Japanese thinking
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
Schnapsidee An idea you have when you're drunk and will probably not considered anymore once you're sober German thinking change
Fernweh To have a yearning to see distant places German travel thinking
Schnappsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creativity
Klexos the art of dwelling on the past; coined by John Koenig. English thinking
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Exulansis The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it. English emotion thinking
Zhì (智) Wisdom, perspicacity, knowledge. Chinese thinking awareness

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