You take pride in your vocabulary skills and wouldn’t miss a chance at flaunting it—especially when winning an argument. But there are times when you stutter or take a pause, because you’re at a loss of words and your best attempt is to try and exemplify like ‘She was smiling but I could see that her eyes were dark with sorrow…’—Her eyes darkled with sorrow. There’s a word for it. Scroll on to learn more about such words and later, check out slang you need to get on board with—here.
 

Sonder

Sonder

What it means—The realisation that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.

In a sentence—She experienced sonder sitting amidst the ladies in a local—watching them busy on their devices, each wearing different expressions on their faces.

 

Liberosis

Liberosis

What it means—The desire to care less about things.

In a sentence—The nagging stress of the modifications on his assignment gradually pushed him to a state of liberosis—also known as ‘I-don’t-care’.

 

Kenopsia

Kenopsia

What it means—The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.

In a sentence—When the couple revisited their old home, there was an unmistakable air of kenopsia around it that had them struck with nostalgia.

 

Onism

Onism

What it means—The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhibits only one place at a time.

In a sentence—Lying in the hospital bed next to her, he felt her onism as she looked out the window in despair.

 

Elysian

Elysian

What it means—Beautiful or creative; divinely inspired; peaceful and perfect.

In a sentence—He painted an elysian picture of what the journey to come would look like.

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