Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Anecdoche A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. English friends life
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
Oneirataxia The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality English awareness feeling
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
Adronitis Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone English friends connection
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness
Kafkaesque Having bizarre of illogical quality English attribute
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
Wintercearig Literally "winter sorrow"; a feeling of deep sadness related to the cold, still, dark nature of winter English weather emotion adverse
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
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Metanoia The journey of changing ones mind, heart, self, or way of life English growth change
Kairosclerosis A moment in which you realize that you're happy but simultaneously destroy that happiness by overthinking it English happiness refelction change
Orphic Mysterious and entertaining; beyond ordinary understanding English reflection
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Aesthete Someone with deep sensitivity to the beauty of art or nature English art beauty
Kenopsia The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. English change time
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character attribute
Insouciant Free from worry, concern, or anxiety English positive
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Vellichor The strange wistfulness of used bookshops English feeling
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty

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