A search for meanings…

Insomnia in-‘säm-nE-& ; noun; Latin, from insomnis sleepless; prolonged and usually abnormal inability to obtain adequate sleep.

Ennui – “än-‘wE ; noun; French, from Old French enui annoyance, from enuier to annoy ; a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction.

Nostalgia – nä-‘stal-j&, n& noun ; New Latin, from Greek nostos return home + New Latin -algia; akin to Greek neisthai to return, Old English genesan to survive, Sanskrit nasate he approaches; the state of being homesick; a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition.

Soliloquy – s&-‘li-l&-kwE; noun ; Late Latin soliloquium, from Latin solus alone + loqui to speak ; the act of talking to oneself; a dramatic monologue that gives the illusion of being a series of unspoken reflections.

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