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12 indescribable feelings of deep thinkers now have names, thanks to ‘The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows’

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The biggest sorrow of a deep thinker is that he thinks and feels too deeply. Sometimes, these feelings make you feel uneasy. When some tries to sit you down to have a heart to heart conversation, you are either the one who talks a lot because you feel so much and you like to talk about how you feel or the one who thinks a lot because you are miserable at describing your own feelings. Not many understand you or feel what you feel and if you com across a word that speaks about what you have felt most of the times, hurrah! There is nothing like it. John Koenig seems to know a lot about you and to do you a great favour, the genius has invented The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. You will find the description of this rarely found dictionary highly impressive:

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a compendium of invented words written by John Koenig. Each original definition aims to fill a hole in the language—to give a name to emotions we all might experience but don’t yet have a word for.

The author’s mission is to capture the aches, demons, vibes, joys and urges that roam the wilderness of the psychological interior. Each sorrow is bagged, tagged and tranquilized, then released gently back into the subconscious.

Here are 12 words for the feeling you and I have felt umpteen  times but did not know how to name them.

1. The desire to feel intensely again

yuyi

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2. The Awareness That You Are Not at Home in the Wilderness

Ballagàrraidh

 

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3. The Sense That Time Keeps Going Faster

zenosyne

 

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4. The Eeriness of Places Left Behind

Kenopsia The Eeriness of Places Left Behind

 

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5. The Fear That Everything Has Already Been Done

Vemödalen The Fear That Everything Has Already Been Done

 

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6. A Moment You Experience For Its Own Sake

Ambedo A Moment You Experience For Its Own Sake

 

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7. When Your Life Doesn’t Fit into a Story

Nodus Tollens When Your Life Doesn't Fit into a Story

 

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8. Nostalgia For A Time You’ve Never Known

Anemoia  Nostalgia For A Time You’ve Never Known

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9. The Desire To See Memories In Advance

Avenoir The Desire To See Memories In Advance

 

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10. The Awareness of How Little of the World You’ll Experience

Onism The Awareness of How Little of the World You'll Experience

 

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11. The Hidden Vulnerability of Others 

Pronounced as /soha/

Socha The Hidden Vulnerability of Others

 

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12. The Realization That Everyone Has A Story

Sonder The Realization That Everyone Has A Story

 

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Have a feeling you need a word for? Let us know in the comment section and we will bring you the word.

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