Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Strikhedonia The joy of being able to say "to hell with it" English positive
Athazagoraphobia The fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored, or being replaced English reflection thinking
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
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
Exulansis The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it. English emotion thinking
Anchorage The desire to make time stand still English time
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
Orphic Mysterious and entertaining; beyond ordinary understanding English reflection
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
Vellichor The strange wistfulness of used bookshops English feeling
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Insouciant Free from worry, concern, or anxiety English positive
Aeipathy A continued passion; an unyielding disease English persistence
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Redamancy The act of loving the one who loves you; a returned love in full English love emotion
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
Aesthete Someone with deep sensitivity to the beauty of art or nature English art beauty
Metanoia The journey of changing ones mind, heart, self, or way of life English growth change
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
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
Manna A sudden or unexpected help, advantage, or aid to success English change positive

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