Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
Zhì (智) Wisdom, perspicacity, knowledge. Chinese thinking awareness
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
Eunoia (εὔνοια) A well-mind; beautiful thinking Greek beauty thinking
Schnappsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creativity
Schnapsidee An idea you have when you're drunk and will probably not considered anymore once you're sober German thinking change
Klexos the art of dwelling on the past; coined by John Koenig. English thinking
Kopfkino Imagining scenarios vividly ("head cinema") German thinking visual
Desenrascar An informal word that means the act of figuring out things Portuguese thinking growth
Magari maybe, hopeful wish, wistful regret, in my dreams, if only. Italian thinking
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
Fernweh To have a yearning to see distant places German travel thinking
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
Boketto The act of gazing vacantly into the distance. Japanese thinking
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Athazagoraphobia The fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored, or being replaced English reflection thinking
Sielvartas Literal translation as “soul tumbling” used as grief or resentment Lithuanian adverse thinking emotion
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
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
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
Apomakrysmenophobia The sudden fear that the relationships you posses are shallow or lack depth English thinking connection trust



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