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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Kairosclerosis A moment in which you realize that you're happy but simultaneously destroy that happiness by overthinking it English happiness reflection change
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character 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
Jouska A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head English 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
Limerence the state of being infatuated or obsessed with another person, typically experienced involuntarily and characterized by a strong desire for reciprocation of one's feelings but not primarily for a sexual relationship. English emotion love
Manna A sudden or unexpected help, advantage, or aid to success English change positive
Strikhedonia The joy of being able to say "to hell with it" English positive
Scrumping Stealing fruit (particularly apples) from trees English food action
Exulansis The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it. English emotion thinking
Anecdoche A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. English friends life
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Adronitis Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone English friends 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
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
Kafkaesque Having bizarre of illogical quality English attribute
Insouciant Free from worry, concern, or anxiety English positive
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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