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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
Aeipathy A continued passion; an unyielding disease English persistence
Oneirataxia The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality English awareness feeling
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
Vagary An unpredictable instance, a wandering journey, a whimsical, wild, or unusual idea, desire, or action English change
Vellichor The strange wistfulness of used bookshops English feeling
Anchorage The desire to make time stand still English time
Eesome Pleasing to the eye English beauty
Adronitis Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone English friends connection
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Kenopsia The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. English change time
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees 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
Manna A sudden or unexpected help, advantage, or aid to success English change positive
Kafkaesque Having bizarre of illogical quality English attribute
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Jouska A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head English thinking
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Redamancy The act of loving the one who loves you; a returned love in full English love emotion
Strikhedonia The joy of being able to say "to hell with it" English positive
Metanoia The journey of changing ones mind, heart, self, or way of life English growth change
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
Klexos the art of dwelling on the past; coined by John Koenig. English thinking

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