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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Orphic Mysterious and entertaining; beyond ordinary understanding English reflection
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Athazagoraphobia The fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored, or being replaced English reflection thinking
Insouciant Free from worry, concern, or anxiety English positive
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
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
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Kafkaesque Having bizarre of illogical quality English attribute
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling 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
Jouska A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head English thinking
Sphallolalia Flirtacious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Strikhedonia The joy of being able to say "to hell with it" English positive
Kairosclerosis A moment in which you realize that you're happy but simultaneously destroy that happiness by overthinking it English happiness refelction change
Pertichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Kenopsia The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. English change time
Exulansis The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it. English emotion thinking

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