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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Eesome Pleasing to the eye English beauty
Adronitis Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone English friends connection
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
Vagary An unpredictable instance, a wandering journey, a whimsical, wild, or unusual idea, desire, or action English change
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness
Oxymoron Figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction English attribute confusion
Agnosthesia The state of not knowing how you really feel about something, which forces you to sift through clues hidden in your behavior English confusion thinking
Athazagoraphobia The fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored, or being replaced English reflection thinking
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Exulansis The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it. English emotion thinking
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
Offing The deep, distant stretch of the ocean that is still visible from the land; the foreseeable future English nature beauty
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
Anecdoche A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. English friends life
Wintercearig Literally "winter sorrow"; a feeling of deep sadness related to the cold, still, dark nature of winter English weather emotion adverse
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Klexos the art of dwelling on the past; coined by John Koenig. English thinking
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
Scrumping Stealing fruit (particularly apples) from trees English food action
Gongoozler A person who enjoys watching activity on the canals of the United Kingdom. The term is also used more generally to describe those who harbour an interest in canals and canal life, but do not actively participate. English action nature
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character attribute
Vellichor The strange wistfulness of used bookshops English feeling




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