Pâro

Pâro

n.
the feeling that everything you do is always somehow wrong—that there’s nothing you can eat that’s actually healthy, nothing you can say that isn’t problematic, no way to raise your kids that won’t leave them traumatized—which makes you wonder if there’s some obvious way forward that everybody can see but you, each of them leaning back in their chair and calling out helpfully, “Colder... colder... colder...”

From par 0 (par zero), a theoretical hole on a golf course in which it’s already too late—no matter how well you hit the ball, you’ve already fallen behind. The circumflex on the â is a tiny symbol of someone trying for something then retreating. Compare the Spanish paro, a stoppage or a freezing-up. Pronounced “pahr-oh.”

Star-Stuck

Wenbane

Ludiosis

Hobsmacked

Anthrodynia

Allope

Siso

Momophobia

Nyctous

Eisce

Ledsome

Anechosis

Covalent Bond

Kuebiko

Pâro

Anti-Aliasing

The Unsharp Mask

Mal De Coucou

Daguerreologue

Daguer-reologue

Archimony

Feresy

Fool’s Guilt

Fensiveness

Attriage

Querinous

Scrough

Symptomania