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    Asphodel Meadows
    The Asphodel Meadows is a place of Greek Mythology where people who lived mediocre lives are sent to live after death.
    Astroturfing
    Organized activity that is intended to create a false impression of a widespread, spontaneously arising, grassroots movement in support of or in opposition to something (such as a political policy) but that is in reality initiated and controlled by a concealed group or organization (such as a corporation) ... from Merriam-Webster
    DoomScrolling
    The act of spending excessive amount of screentime devoted to consumption of saddening, disheartening, or depressing news.
    Énouement
    The bittersweetness of having arrived here in the future, where you can finally get the answers to how things turn out in the real world—who your baby sister would become, what your friends would end up doing, where your choices would lead you, exactly when you'd lose the people you took for granted—which is priceless intel that you instinctively want to share with anybody who hadn't already made the journey, as if there was some part of you who had volunteered to stay behind, who was still stationed at a forgotten outpost somewhere in the past, still eagerly awaiting news from the front.
    ... from Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
    Femdschämen
    German word for Second Hand embarrassment or Cringe happening right in front.
    Iktsuarpok
    The Erring feeling of anticipation and impatience waiting for someone or something to happen.
    Periodically opening the app to check for a reply from someone.
    Repeatly Peeping out of the window to check if someone has arrived.
    Mamihlapinatapai
    That moment or feeling when two people want to initiate something but neither wants to be the one to start it.
    Two tribal leaders both wanting to make peace but neither wanting to be the one to begin it, or two be people at a party wanting to approach each other and neither quite brave enough to make the first move.
    The word is from the Yaghan Languague, which is currently a dead language. It is also listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the “most succinct word”.
    ..also see Mamihlapinatapai
    Moledro
    Feeling of Connection to particular person whom you can never meet, as they lived their hundereds of years ago and thousands of miles away. You can never tell them how great their work is or how you're inspired by it. All you are left with is their legacy.
    Nodus Tollens
    The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore—that although you thought you were following the arc of the story, you keep finding yourself immersed in passages you don't understand, that don’t even seem to belong in the same genre—which requires you to go back and reread the chapters you had originally skimmed to get to the good parts, only to learn that all along you were supposed to choose your own adventure.
    ... from Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
    Tsundoku
    Finding pleasure in Buying new books without ever reading them.
    Wabi-sabi
    Japanese Word for Accepting stuff with its imperfections, and finding beauty in it.

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Word for a Statement which inadvertently supports the opposing position in a debate ?


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