14 real and made-up words

  1. baishchildegraphe: the embarrassment of reading a journal or diary from childhood
  2. calculanguish: searing frustration and anger at a malfunctioning computer
  3. chrysalis: the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm
  4. consternaleugh: a situation in which you forget which lie you told someone
  5. drogepericulum: a fearful confusion of forgetting you’re high
  6. jouska: a hypothetical conversation that you compulsive play out in your head
  7. kenopsia: the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet
  8. lachesism: the desire to be struck by disaster -- to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire
  9. mauerbauertraurigkeit: the inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like
  10. mannekille: the feeling of watching a bug you decided not to kill go free
  11. mirenphobia: fear of making eye contact with yourself in the mirror
  12. osseoakhos: the ache of a bone mending itself 
  13. vellichor: the strange wistfulness of used bookshops
  14. videreavinde: a daydream while playing a game about winning the game’s world championship