Emotionary

Finding words for hard-to-name feelings.

The Emotionary, by L.A.-based Eden Shar, helps put a name to that deep heart-wrenching emotion you simply can’t name. With words like “incredulation” (surprise over something you were dreading that went well: incredulous + elation), “instacurity” (excessive concern over your social media presence: Instagram + insecurity) and “dispursue” (to actively seek out failure), this site is perfect for our 21st century vocab. Warning, it may just give us “hostalgia” (hostile + nostalgia) for the days of normal English.