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  • An image that inexplicably leaps back into your mind from the distant past.

  • Coined in 2012 by John Koenig in The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, a project, to create a compendium of invented words for every emotion we might all experience but don’t yet have a word for.

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GREG RAKOZY SARANDY WESTFALL
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  1. I still haven’t seen Koenig’s entire book, but I did manage to snag “Zenosyne” – a feeling that the world is moving faster and faster. 🙂

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