Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
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
Aesthete Someone with deep sensitivity to the beauty of art or nature English art beauty
Jouska A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head English thinking
Anecdoche A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. English friends life
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character attribute
Eesome Pleasing to the eye English beauty
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
Metanoia The journey of changing ones mind, heart, self, or way of life English growth change
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Adronitis Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone English friends connection
Orphic Mysterious and entertaining; beyond ordinary understanding English reflection
Aeipathy A continued passion; an unyielding disease English persistence
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
Kenopsia The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. English change time
Gongoozler A person who enjoys watching activity on the canals of the United Kingdom. The term is also used more generally to describe those who harbour an interest in canals and canal life, but do not actively participate. English action nature
Scrumping Stealing fruit (particularly apples) from trees English food action
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Anchorage The desire to make time stand still English time

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