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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
Oneirataxia The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality English awareness feeling
Vagary An unpredictable instance, a wandering journey, a whimsical, wild, or unusual idea, desire, or action English change
Metanoia The journey of changing ones mind, heart, self, or way of life English growth change
Pertichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
Insouciant Free from worry, concern, or anxiety English positive
Ubuntu A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. English beauty character awareness
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees English nature beauty
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness
Aesthete Someone with deep sensitivity to the beauty of art or nature English art beauty
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
Strikhedonia The joy of being able to say "to hell with it" English positive
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
Kenopsia The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. English change time
Jouska A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head English thinking