Graphic designer John Koenig created these words to describe emotions we all feel and experience but do not have a way to express, yet.
Yes, these are all made up words. However, they were crafted with proper etymology (prefixes, suffixes, root meanings, etc). The words and their definitions should help you discover a deeper understanding of all those complex emotions you’re trying to figure out.
Every year, a handful of new words get added into the dictionary. We truly hope the folks who choose them consider adding a few, or all, of these in there.