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Word of the Day Archive

WOTD is an activity on the official WriterVana Discord server. Below is an archive of our daily words.

MONTH Catalogue

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July 2021

July 2021


Noun | sahn·dər


The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own -- an epic story that continues invisibly around you with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives you never knew existed.


1. Sonder: there are billions of people whom I will never get to know, and so many stories I will never get to hear.

2. I sit in sonder listening to a random wise 92-year-old veteran vividly talk about his life story, and I know we will probably never meet again.


Collective consciousness

from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows


noun | KAT-uh-rakt


1. a clouding of the lens of the eye or of its surrounding transparent membrane that obstructs the passage of light

2. waterfall; especially : a large one over a precipice

3. steep rapids in a river


1.. He painted into his 80s, even after cataracts clouded his vision.

2. At 57 feet high, Blackwater Falls is the state’s highest cataract, and the centerpiece of West Virginia’s most visited state park.


cascade, fall(s), waterfall

from Merriam-Webster and Cambridge dictionary