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|riˌsiprəˈθetik| (reciprocation + apathetic)

adj. feeling indifferent towards someone for whom you previously had romantic feelings once they reciprocate affection

Related Emotions



v. to actively seek out disappointment/failure


ALSO: Abxistitize |abˈzistəˌtīz|
v. to desire abxistence, or the urge to escape and either be alone or start from scratch


The worry compounded by subsequent guilt for previous anger.

Let’s create a Feelings Army. Let’s start an Emotolution.

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|iˌmōvəˈlāshən| (emotion + revelation)

n. the excited clarity one feels from learning a new word that fits with an emotion they didn’t realize they felt



n. the dumbfounded, revelatory feeling that  forces upon you powerful introspection and a questioning of life and all that is real



v. to miss someone while you’re still with them; to mourn the loss of something that is presently happening or someone who is still alive and exists in your life

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What is the Emotionary dictionary?

Have you ever wondered if emotions were made into words? All of us at some point in time has got stuck because we could not explain the beauty of something, or the enormity of an incident. We wish there were some word which could express the same emotion which we feel. The Emotionary is a book written by Eden Sher and contains words that do not exist for the various feelings we have. The writer is an actress who plays Sue Heck on “The Middle,” and she also voices for Star on “Star vs. The Forces of Evil.” Growing up she had a difficulty of articulating her feelings into words, so each time she had no words to explain something, she would make up a word, and that resulted in the book Emotionary.

Emotional Anarchy


The book has no specific storyline, and it is straightforward to read. Emotionary is full of words which you’ve always wanted to use in your day to day life. Most of the words have comics near them, and these illustrations are hilarious and useful at the same time. These figures are drawn by Julia Wertz, and they bring more clarity and life to the words in the book. You finally get to put complicated feelings into words and those words are recognized for what they are.

The chapters in Emotionary are based on emotions, and they are divided as “Emotional Anarchy,” “Annoying Sh*t People Do,” and “Neutral Sh*t People Do.” The book is for everyone, and regardless of the age, anyone can read the book and enjoy it.

Some of the best words in Emotionary include “happrihensive” which is the word for expressing that feeling when you are afraid of something but you want it anyway, and you feel both happiness and apprehension.  “Castrapolate” is a mixture of “castastrophe” plus “extrapolate”; the word is to explain a situation where you are having a dramatic response to a circumstance and anticipate the worst outcome for that state.

Some of the words in the book are purely circumstantial, words like “epiphannaise” is that moment when you come to know that aioli and mayonnaise is the same thing and you thought both were different all your life. Words like “strumble” are what most of us feel every day; it means to deteriorate into emptiness when we are filled with stress and exhaustion.

Words which we use in our daily conversations are also included. “Contropinion” is for expressing a controversial opinion where you happen to dislike something but is loved by everyone else around you. I am sure that all of us have been in a situation where we thought we had received a text or call but when we look at the phone, there are no calls or texts, the word for that feeling you get at that time is “fauxbration.”

There are so many different words in the book which are so innovative and capture our emotions so perfectly. One can even read the word and try to figure out what the word would probably mean.

How our Dictionaries are created


Everyone has used a dictionary before; it feels that it was always there, but each word in the dictionary was written in the book. The dictionary has a collection of words and meanings for a one or more specific language. It consists of the definition of the word, usage, entomology, phonetics, translation, origin, and pronunciation. One of the oldest dictionaries was discovered in Ebla, and it is dated 2300 BCE. The dictionaries are created to describe the way languages are used and not tell us how to use the word. Some of the types of a dictionary are specialized dictionaries, defining dictionaries, prescriptive vs. descriptive, dictionaries for natural language processing, Bilingual, advanced learners, visual, satirical, encyclopedic, etc.

Dictionaries are created


Lexicographers are the people who determine the priorities for the inclusion of a word in the dictionary. They are the ones who look at the word’s evidence, create definition, translations, and etymologies. Dictionaries are also called as a lexicon. There are language experts who provide advice on how to pronounce the word and help out in various other things. The words are updated continuously in the dictionary by the language experts and lexicographers.

Samuel Johnson was a writer, essayist, and a poet, he is known for compiling the dictionary which is used in the modern world. In the year 1746, some of the publishers at London felt that there was no compressive record for the language and wanted to write a book which would stabilize the terms that are used in the English language. It is said that Johnson took over eight years to write the dictionary and he was assisted by six others who helped him with various expressions. In the year 1755, the dictionary was published, and it had two volumes and had about 40,000 words.

Many revised, abridged editions were published after the death of Samuel Johnson, and after that, the next compressive dictionary in English was released by the Oxford English Dictionary was completed in the year 1928.

Most Popular English Dictionary:

Today, the Oxford English Dictionary is one of the most popular and widely used English Dictionary in the world. The words are analyzed by accessing a vast database known as the corpora, in this database one can keep track of the words that have emerged recently and also check if that word is gaining or losing popularity.

A word is included in the dictionary if that word is widely used and if you can find the evidence of that word printed on paper. When a new language is added to an Oxford Dictionary, the speakers of the language are invited, and after some discussions,  the terms are inserted into the book. The lexicographers and the editors work hard to provide the latest updates. The Oxford has a team who are specialized in adding new words and they continually research, analyze and document various terms.


As the technology has developed to a great extent, we no longer take the trouble to browse through the pages instead we look up the term on the internet. There are many dictionary apps and websites which provide you the meanings of various expressions.