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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
Vagary An unpredictable instance, a wandering journey, a whimsical, wild, or unusual idea, desire, or action English change
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
Vellichor The strange wistfulness of used bookshops English feeling
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Redamancy The act of loving the one who loves you; a returned love in full English love emotion
Orphic Mysterious and entertaining; beyond ordinary understanding English reflection
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
Apomakrysmenophobia The sudden fear that the relationships you posses are shallow or lack depth English thinking connection trust
Numinous Describing an experience that makes you fearful yet fascinated, awed yet attracted - the powerful, personal feeling of being overwhelmed an inspired English beauty emotion
Manna A sudden or unexpected help, advantage, or aid to success English change positive
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees English nature beauty
Moledro A feeling of resonant connection with an author or artist you'll never meet, who may have lived centuries ago and thousands of miles away English awareness connection
Athazagoraphobia The fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored, or being replaced English reflection thinking
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Insouciant Free from worry, concern, or anxiety English positive
Eesome Pleasing to the eye English beauty
Wintercearig Literally "winter sorrow"; a feeling of deep sadness related to the cold, still, dark nature of winter English weather emotion adverse
Aesthete Someone with deep sensitivity to the beauty of art or nature English art beauty
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Anecdoche A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. English friends life

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