When your dream about someone you know skews how you feel about them all the next day, an emotion you are unable—and unwilling—to shake.

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.

GREG RAKOZY AMY TREASURE

 

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