Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Nudiustertian
 
Definition: (n)
 
1) the day before yesterday
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Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Occhiolism
Definition: (n)
 
1) the awareness of the smallness of your perspective, by which you couldn’t possibly draw any meaningful conclusions at all, about the world or the past or the complexities of culture, because although your life is an epic and unrepeatable anecdote, it still only has a sample size of one, and may end up being the control for a much wilder experiment happening in the next room.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Chrysalism
 
Definition: (n)
 
1) The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm, listening to waves of rain pattering against the roof like an argument upstairs, whose muffled words are unintelligible but whose crackling release of built-up tension you understand perfectly.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Abraxas
 
Definition: (n)
 
1) gem engraved with mystical word and bearing human-animal figure
 
2) a word of unknown significance found on charms, especially amulets, of the late Greco-Roman world and linked with both Gnostic beliefs and magical practices by the early church fathers.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Rückkehrunruhe
 
Definition: (n)
 
1) the feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness—to the extent you have to keep reminding yourself that it happened at all, even though it felt so vivid just days ago

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Kenopsia
 
Definition: (n)
 
1) the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that’s usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet—a school hallway in the evening, an unlit office on a weekend, vacant fairgrounds

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Sonder
 
Definition: (n)
 
1) the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness