the fear of being hated.
the state of being no longer used or practiced.
Etymology: late Middle English < Latin dēsuētūdo, equivalent to dēsuē-, base of dēsuēscere - to become disaccustomed to, unlearn.
1. lacking brilliance or radiance; dull.
2. lacking liveliness, vitality, spirit, or enthusiasm.
3. a lack of brilliance or vitality.
1. to rove or go about stealthily, as in search of prey, something to steal, etc.
2. to rove over or through in search of what may be found.
3. an act of prowling.
4. on the prowl, in the act of prowling; searching stealthily.
Etymology: derived from Middle English - prollen.
1. a state of pain, distress, or grief; misery.
2. a cause of mental or bodily pain, as sickness, loss, calamity, or persecution.
Etymology: Middle English affliccioun < Latin afflīctiōn.
1. the disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy.
2. a cause or object of such disgrace or reproach.
a condition characterised by a lack of sympathy or passion.
FELO DE SE
Latin for “felon of himself”, an archaic legal term meaning suicide. In early English common law, an adult who committed suicide was literally a felon, and the crime was punishable by forfeiture of property to the king and what was considered a shameful burial – typically with a stake through his heart and with a burial at a crossroad. Burials for felo de se typically took place at night, with no mourners or clergy present, and the location was often kept a secret by the authorities. A child or mentally incompetent person, however, who killed himself was not considered a felo de se and was not punished post-mortem for his actions. The term is not commonly used in modern legal practice.
(from the German, meaning world-pain or world-weariness) a term coined by the German author Jean Paul and denotes the kind of feeling experienced by someone who understands that physical reality can never satisfy the demands of the mind (i.e. sorrow that one feels and accepts as one’s necessary portion in life; sentimental pessimism). This kind of world view was widespread among several romantic authors such as Lord Byron, Giacomo Leopardi, François-René de Chateaubriand, Alfred de Musset, Nikolaus Lenau, Hermann Hesse, and Heinrich Heine. It is also used to denote the feeling of sadness when thinking about the evils of the world.
The modern meaning of Weltschmerz in the German language is the psychological pain caused by sadness that can occur when realising that someone’s own weaknesses are caused by the inappropriateness and cruelty of the world and (physical and social) circumstances. Weltschmerz in this meaning can cause depression, resignation and escapism, and can become a mental problem (compare to Hikikomori). The modern meaning should also be compared with the concept of anomie, or a kind of alienation, that Émile Durkheim wrote about in his sociological treatise Suicide.
1. a person who has an extreme interest or love for crows, ravens and other birds belonging to the family Corvidae.
2. a person who prefers the company of crows or ravens over humans.
(plural: sensilla) a sense organ in insects, typically consisting of a receptor organ in the integument connected to sensory neurons. It assists in sensing touch, air motion, heat, vibration (sound), and especially olfaction (smell) or gustation (taste).
1. suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful.
2. given to shedding tears readily; tearful.
1. execution by hanging.
2. a wooden frame, consisting of a crossbeam on two uprights, on which condemned persons are executed by hanging.
3. a similar structure from which something is suspended.
4. a crime deserving of the gallows.
5. Nautical: also called gallows bitts - a support on the deck of a vessel, generally one of two or more, consisting of a crosspiece on two uprights, for spars, boats, etc.
an old Slavonic word for ‘nightmare’ - an unpleasant dream that can cause a strong negative emotional response from the mind, typically fear or horror, but also despair, anxiety and great sadness. The dream may contain situations of danger, discomfort, psychological or physical terror.
nail biting; a common oral compulsive habit in children and adults.