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Bohemian

A person who is interested in art, music or literature, and lives in a very informal way, ignoring…
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Ameneurosis

The half-forlorn, half-escapist ache of a train whistle calling in the distance at night. Coined in 2012 by…
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Rubatosis

The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat, whose tenuous muscular throbbing feels less like a metronome than a…
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Yù Yī

The desire to see with fresh eyes, and feel things just as intensely as you did when you…
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Morii

With every click of the shutter, you’re trying to press pause on your life. If only so you…
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Nementia

The post-distraction effort to recall the reason why you’re feeling particularly anxious or angry or excited, in which…
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Lalalalia

The realization while talking to yourself that someone else is within earshot, which leads you to crossfade into…
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Apomakrysmenophobia

The fear that your connections with people are ultimately shallow, that although your relationships feel congenial at the…
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Ecstatic Shock

The surge of energy upon catching a glance from someone you like—a thrill that starts in your stomach,…
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Ballagàrraidh

The awareness that you are not at home in the wilderness. The story of humanity is a move…
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La gaudière

The glint of goodness inside people, which you can only find by sloshing them back and forth in…
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Hiybbprqag

The feeling that everything original has already been done, that the experiment of human culture long ago filled…
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Aimonomia

Fear that learning the name of something—a bird, a constellation, an attractive stranger—will somehow ruin it, transforming a…