(n) The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like.
(n) A sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history will turn out.
(n) The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.
The desire to be struck by disaster – to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire.
Graphic designer John Koenig has sought for years to fill holes in language that describe the emotions that we all feel, but fail to communicate. Since 2009, his website: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows has been a “a compendium of invented words”, as he calls it. According to Koening, “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. Each word actually means something etymologically, having been built from one of a dozen languages or renovated jargon.” (from here)