duende |duˈɛndeɪ|noun • Spanish the mysterious power a work of art can have over a person; the moment in art when something else takes over. As much as I love words, I hold enormous respect for what can be achieved without them. While they are certainly useful tools, they aren't always necessary to communicate effectively …

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طَرَب |tarab|noun • Arabic a musically induced state of ecstasy or enchantment. All cultures on Earth have some form of music. Even cultures with no connection to any other group of people, virtually untouched by the modern world and independent of outside influence, have music. It has been present, as far as we can tell, …

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