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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Jouska A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head English thinking
Strikhedonia The joy of being able to say "to hell with it" English positive
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
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
Adronitis Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone English friends connection
Aesthete Someone with deep sensitivity to the beauty of art or nature English art beauty
Kafkaesque Having bizarre of illogical quality English attribute
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Metanoia The journey of changing ones mind, heart, self, or way of life English growth change
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Oneirataxia The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality English awareness feeling
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
Insouciant Free from worry, concern, or anxiety English positive
Kenopsia The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. English change time
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Kairosclerosis A moment in which you realize that you're happy but simultaneously destroy that happiness by overthinking it English happiness refelction change
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Aeipathy A continued passion; an unyielding disease English persistence
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Orphic Mysterious and entertaining; beyond ordinary understanding English reflection
Wintercearig Literally "winter sorrow"; a feeling of deep sadness related to the cold, still, dark nature of winter English weather emotion adverse

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