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  • Patroweder

    (noun) The mutually beneficial and reciprocal relationship between a sponsor and a sponsee in Alcoholics Anonymous, where both parties contribute to each other’s recovery journey; from Brazilian Portuguese: “patrocinador” (Sponsor) and Dutch “wederkerig” (reciprocal).

    Patroweder embodies the symbiotic nature of the connection between a sponsor and a sponsee in Alcoholics Anonymous. This term underscores the idea that the relationship is not unidirectional; rather, it involves a reciprocal exchange where both individuals contribute to the shared goal of recovery. It emphasizes the mutual support, guidance, and learning that occurs within this dynamic partnership, fostering a sense of unity and shared responsibility for each other’s well-being on the path to sobriety.

  • Ignoserv

    (noun) A profound and humble acknowledgment of the servant role assumed by individuals committed to upholding the sacred principle of anonymity within the framework of Alcoholics Anonymous. This term captures the essence of a selfless dedication to the collective well-being of the group, where individuals willingly retreat into the shadows, becoming the unsung heroes essential to the fellowship’s harmony and progress. Rooted in Latin, “ignotus” (unknown) and “servus” (servant), Ignoserv signifies not only the act of being an unknown servant but embraces it as a badge of honor—a recognition that true service lies in anonymity, fostering unity, and creating a sanctuary where the individual, in selfless dedication, contributes silently to the greater whole.

  • Epakilp

    (noun) The protective and secure space created by anonymity, allowing for open sharing without fear of judgment; from Basque “epaia” (Judgement) and Estonian “kilp” (Shield).

    Epakilp symbolizes the sheltered environment established by anonymity, where individuals can share openly without the fear of judgment. This term conveys the idea of a protective barrier that encourages honesty and vulnerability by removing the apprehension associated with potential criticism or bias. It encapsulates the essence of a safe and non-judgmental space, fundamental to the sharing and healing process in Alcoholics Anonymous.

  • Anolige

    (noun) The state of being equals through the practice of anonymity, eliminating biases and assumptions about others’ backgrounds; from Latin “anonymitas” (anonymity) and Danish “lige” (equal).

    Anolige represents the leveling effect of anonymity, where individuals are regarded as equals, free from preconceived notions or biases about their backgrounds. This term underscores the transformative power of anonymity in fostering a sense of equality, emphasizing shared humanity over external factors. It signifies an environment where judgment is set aside, allowing for a more inclusive and unbiased interaction among individuals.

  • Spirvival

    (verb) The gradual and transformative process in recovery where we experiences a renewal of spirit, an awakening of inner self, and a rediscovery of true potential and purpose; a fusion of “spirit” and “revival”.

    Spirvival encapsulates the journey of gradual awakening and renewal of our inner self in the process of recovering from our addiction. This term conveys the life-changing experience of rediscovering our true potential and purpose, reflecting the profound inner changes that occur on the path to sobriety. It signifies the revitalization of the spirit and the emergence of a more authentic, purpose-driven self.

  • Sobersolve

    (verb) The ongoing process of acquiring and applying problem-solving skills and coping mechanisms in sobriety, marking the shift from relying on alcohol to confronting and addressing life’s challenges; a combination of “sober” (English) and “resolve” (English).

    Sobersolve embodies the dynamic journey of learning and implementing effective problem-solving strategies in the absence of alcohol reliance. This term reflects the intentional commitment to face life’s challenges directly, replacing the previous dependence on alcohol with a resolute approach to addressing and overcoming difficulties. It signifies the transformative process of developing resilience and practical solutions in the pursuit of a sober and well-managed life.

  • Tempermod

    (verb) The disciplined practice of exercising self-control and moderation in thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, fostering emotional sobriety; a fusion of “temperance” (English for moderation) and “moderatio” (Latin for control, restraint).

    Tempermod encapsulates the intentional and disciplined practice of maintaining moderation and self-control across various aspects of life, leading to emotional sobriety. It reflects the balance sought in thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, drawing from the principles of temperance and control. This term emphasizes the transformative journey toward emotional balance and clarity in the pursuit of a sober and fulfilling life.

  • Recobaun

    (verb) The gradual and intentional process, especially in early recovery, of using the Twelve Steps to reconstruct and rebuild one’s life, mending the fragments of the past; from Latin “reco,” (to gather or collect) and German “baun” (build, construct).

    Recobaun signifies the deliberate and step-by-step approach to rebuilding life in the early stages of recovery. It encapsulates the transformative journey of using the principles embedded in the Twelve Steps to construct a new foundation, mending the fractures caused by addiction. This term reflects the empowering nature of recovery, where each step contributes to the gradual reconstruction of a more stable and fulfilling life.

  • Servipurpose

    (noun) The essential sense of purpose and usefulness derived from carrying the message to those still suffering from alcoholism, a concept emphasized in Chapter 7 of the Big Book and the 12th step; a fusion of “servire” (Latin for serve) and “purpose” (English).

    Servipurpose captures the core principle of being of service and finding purpose through carrying the message to those in the throes of alcoholism. It succinctly communicates the intertwining of service and purpose, echoing the guidance found in Alcoholics Anonymous literature on working with others and the transformative journey of the 12th step.

  • Sobrilumen

    (noun) The enlightening and transformative journey from addiction to sobriety, often marked by self-discovery and personal growth; from Latin “sobrius” (sober) and “lumen” (light).

    Sobrilumen represents the illuminating path that we tread when we transition from a state of addiction to one of sobriety. It is a beacon of hope, symbolizing the light at the end of the tunnel for those grappling with addiction. This term captures the profound personal growth and self-discovery that often accompany this journey. It serves as a reminder that even in the darkest times, there is always a lumen, a light, guiding the way towards sobriety and a better tomorrow. This term not only acknowledges the struggles associated with addiction but also celebrates the strength, resilience, and courage it takes to embark on the path to recovery. It is a testament to the transformative power of sobriety and the brighter future it promises.

  • Sisysobri

    (noun) The seemingly endless struggle of maintaining sobriety, often characterized by repeated efforts and setbacks; a constant uphill battle against addiction; from the Greek myth of Sisyphus, who was condemned to eternally roll a boulder up a hill only for it to roll back down each time he neared the top.

    Sisysobri, inspired by the Greek myth of Sisyphus, encapsulates the relentless and often cyclical struggle faced by those battling addiction. Just as Sisyphus was doomed to eternally push a boulder uphill only for it to roll back down, individuals grappling with addiction often find themselves in a constant uphill battle, making progress only to experience setbacks.

    This term describes the perseverance and resilience required in the journey towards sobriety. It underscores the reality that recovery is not a linear process but rather a series of ups and downs, victories and setbacks. Despite the challenges, the term also carries a message of hope, reminding us that like Sisyphus, those on the path to recovery possess the strength and determination to persist in their efforts, no matter how daunting the task may seem.

  • Phoenitude

    (noun) The mental and emotional resilience exhibited in recovery; the capacity to bounce back, adapt, and thrive in the face of adversity, triggers, and temptations; a combination of strength, determination, and flexibility in overcoming challenges and maintaining sobriety; from “Phoenix” and “Fortitude”.

    Phoenitude, inspired by the Greek myth of the Phoenix, symbolizes the resilience and rebirth inherent in the recovery journey. Just as the Phoenix rises from its ashes, individuals battling addiction demonstrate remarkable fortitude by rising above their struggles and emerging stronger. They adapt and thrive amidst adversity, embodying the spirit of the Phoenix in their journey towards sobriety.

    This term serves as a testament to the transformative power of recovery. It celebrates the capacity to bounce back from setbacks, to adapt to new circumstances, and to remain steadfast in the face of temptations. Phoenitude is a tribute to the indomitable spirit of those in recovery, reminding us that like the Phoenix, they too possess the resilience to rise above their challenges and soar towards a brighter future.

  • Sobermirror

    (noun) The moment of clarity when we realize the discomfort of being around someone who is extremely drunk, and feel embarrassed for having made others feel the same way in the past; from the metaphorical “mirror” that sobriety holds up to our past behavior, revealing the harsh reality of our actions. It is a reminder of the impact and discomfort caused by our actions in the past; a term rich with self-awareness, empathy, and a commitment to growth, acknowledging the journey of recovery and the lessons learned from the reflection in the Sobermirror.

  • Kamileiden

    (noun) The reckless and self-destructive passion that drives individuals to consume alcohol in dangerous quantities, often leading to a state of mindless abandon; from Japanese “kamikaze” (divine wind) and German “leidenschaft” (passion).

    Kamileiden represents the dangerous and self-destructive passion that can drive individuals to consume alcohol in excessive quantities, leading to a state of mindless abandon. It describes a state where the pursuit of pleasure and escape from reality leads to unrestrained excess. This phenomenon not only reflects the allure of an unceasing escape where responsible conduct is cast aside, but also highlights the darker underbelly of such behavior, revealing how madness can ensnare those who succumb to the intoxicating allure of reckless abandon.

  • Pandrecy

    (noun) The act of concealing the truth, often related to hiding alcohol consumption, spending, or other behaviors from loved ones; the burden of carrying a secret that can unleash chaos when revealed; from “Pandora” and “Secrecy”.

    Pandrecy, drawing from the Greek myth of Pandora’s box, encapsulates the heavy burden and potential chaos associated with hiding the truth. Just as Pandora’s curiosity led her to open the box, releasing all evils into the world, individuals struggling with addiction often find themselves hiding their actions, carrying a secret that, if revealed, could unleash turmoil in their lives and relationships.

    This term serves as a stark reminder of the emotional toll that dishonesty can take, and the potential consequences of such secrecy. It underscores the importance of honesty and transparency in the journey towards recovery, and the relief that can come from lifting the weight of Pandrecy. It is a call to confront the hidden truths, to open the box, and to face the challenges head-on in the pursuit of healing and recovery.

  • Koinfuhl

    (noun) The sense of belonging and camaraderie that arises from attending one’s first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, often accompanied by feelings of fear, suspicion, and uncertainty; from Greek “koinonia” (fellowship, communion) and German “gefühl” (feeling).

    Koinfuhl describes a state where individuals who have struggled with addiction can find a supportive community of peers who share similar experiences and can offer encouragement and guidance. It is a metaphor for the transformative power of fellowship and community in the journey towards recovery. It reminds us that addiction is not a solitary struggle, but rather a shared experience that can be overcome through the support and encouragement of others. By fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie, Koinfuhl offers a beacon of hope to those who have been caught in the grip of addiction, illuminating a path towards healing and renewal.

  • Lemmonlee

    (noun) The state of misery and unmanageability that results from excessive alcohol consumption, leading to the deterioration of one’s life and relationships; the distressing and chaotic condition brought about by the effects of alcohol abuse.

    Lemmonlee, a term crafted from the last name of Jack Lemmon and the first name of Lee Remick, who portrayed the main characters in the film “Days of Wine and Roses,” poignantly encapsulates the harrowing and disheartening state that arises from excessive alcohol consumption. It signifies the profound misery and unmanageability that befalls individuals as their lives and relationships deteriorate under the weight of alcohol abuse, mirroring the tragic descent portrayed in the iconic film.

    This term portrays the devastating toll of alcoholism, where individuals, much like the characters in “Days of Wine and Roses,” find themselves ensnared in a relentless downward spiral. Lemmonlee not only underlines the relentless chaos and distress caused by alcohol abuse but also serves as a reminder of the film’s harrowing depiction of addiction’s destructive power.

  • Ketsigr

    (noun) The victorious sense of serenity achieved in AA through the gradual dissolution of fear; the attainment of inner peace and tranquility as fear loses its grip on the individual in recovery; from Indonesian “ketenangan” (serenity, calmness) and Old Norse “Sigr” (victory).

    Ketsigr goes beyond the victory over fear; it represents a transformation of the human spirit. It encapsulates the remarkable journey of individuals in recovery as they navigate the challenging path toward sobriety, gradually shedding the weight of their fears, and ultimately embracing an inner serenity that stands as a testament to their resilience and determination. This term underscores the essence of the AA program, where members experience a triumphant inner awakening, akin to a sunrise after a long night of darkness, as they conquer the once-overwhelming grip of fear, paving the way for a life characterized by enduring peace, self-discovery, and personal growth.

  • Pavorefugium

    (noun) The concept of fear serving as a refuge or escape from facing the realities of one’s addiction and the need for change; the tendency to use fear as a defense mechanism against taking responsibility for one’s actions and behaviours; from Latin “pavor” (fear) and “refugium” (refuge).

  • Terroinventio

    (noun) The discovery and exploration of underlying fears during the process of working the Twelve Steps in AA; the act of identifying and addressing deep-seated fears as a crucial aspect of recovery; from Latin “terrorem” (terror, fear) and “inventio” (discovery).

  • Timoranon

    (noun) The anonymous fear that often accompanies early attendance at AA meetings or the sharing of personal experiences; the apprehension of revealing one’s identity or vulnerabilities to a group of strangers. from Latin “timor” (fear) and “anonymus” (anonymous).

  • Sapiemeditatio

    (noun) The profound wisdom and insightful understanding cultivated through the disciplined practice of meditation and prayer within AA; the role of prayer and meditation in fostering wisdom and insight, which can be transformative in the recovery journey; from Latin “sapientia” (wisdom) and “meditatio” (meditation).

  • Tranquiloratio

    (noun) The profound sense of peace, serenity, and tranquility experienced as a result of dedicated prayer and meditation within AA; it signifies how prayer and meditation can bring about a state of inner peace and serenity, which are highly valued aspects of the recovery process; the inner calm and equilibrium that arise from these contemplative practices; from Latin “tranquilitas” (tranquility) and “oratio” (prayer).

  • Lucidimeditatio

    (noun) The state of mental clarity and focused purpose attained through the disciplined practice of meditation and prayer within AA; how prayer and meditation can bring about mental clarity and a sense of direction in the recovery journey; the clear and purposeful mindset that results from these contemplative activities; from Latin “luciditas” (lucidity, clarity) and “meditatio” (meditation).

  • Divinproxivia

    (noun) The pathway to divine closeness and spiritual connection facilitated by the practice of prayer and meditation within AA; the journey of drawing near to a higher power through these contemplative practices; the role of prayer and meditation as means of fostering a deeper relationship with a higher power in the context of AA’s spiritual approach to recovery; from Latin “divinus” (divine) and “proximitas” (closeness, proximity) and “via” (way, path).

  • Contemplatirerum

    (noun) The practice of thoughtful reflection, including prayer and meditation, as integral components of the AA program; the deliberate and introspective approach to achieving spiritual growth and sobriety through contemplation; from Latin “contemplativus” (contemplative) and “rerum” (things, matters).

  • Illumilud

    (noun) The strikingly clear and often comical revelation that dawns upon individuals after a period of sobriety when they come to recognize the absurdly obvious nature of their powerlessness and unmanageability over alcohol; from English “Illuminate” and “Ludicrous”.

    Illumilud serves as a testament to the sometimes humorous, yet profoundly insightful moments of self-awareness experienced during the journey of recovery. It paints a vivid picture of the transformative process where individuals, in retrospect, look back on their past, finding both clarity and humor in the glaringly obvious signs of their struggle with alcohol, leading to a newfound understanding of their own vulnerabilities. The enlightening and sometimes whimsical nature of recovery, where moments of illuminating self-realization spark a deeper understanding of one’s relationship with alcohol.

    The concept of Illumilud not only acknowledges the inherent absurdity in the denial of one’s struggles but also emphasizes the therapeutic value of finding humor in the process of self-discovery. It becomes a beacon of growth and healing, guiding individuals towards a future marked by sobriety, self-awareness, and the ability to navigate life’s challenges with newfound clarity.

  • Rilvargo

    (noun) The emotional and psychological resistance accompanied by feelings of shame and vulnerability when first acknowledging powerlessness and unmanageability in AA; the difficulty in letting go of control and admitting one’s limitations; the challenging and emotional process of admitting powerlessness and unmanageability, resulting in a complex mix of feelings that individuals may encounter during this initial step in AA’s Twelve-Step program; from Italian “riluttanza” (reluctance) and Corsican “vargogna” (shame).

    Rilvargo describes the complex mix of emotions individuals grapple with as they confront the reality of their addiction, highlighting the internal tug-of-war between the desire for change and the discomfort of relinquishing control. The concept of rilvargo underscores the transformative nature of acknowledging powerlessness, revealing the challenging yet crucial step towards recovery. It inspires self-awareness and humility, guiding individuals through the initial stages of the Twelve-Step program as they navigate the intricate emotional landscape of reluctance, shame, and vulnerability on their path to healing and sobriety.

  • Mangivese

    (noun) The sense of relief and connection experienced within AA when individuals recognize that powerlessness over alcohol is a universal condition shared by many, not just themselves; the understanding that one is not alone in this struggle; the comfort and reassurance that comes from realizing that many others within the fellowship have faced the same struggle, fostering a sense of unity and understanding; from Danish “mangel” (breakdown, deficiency) and Haitian Creole “inivèsèl” (universal). It portrays the transformative power of shared experience within the fellowship of AA.

    Mangivese describes the comforting realization that many others have faced similar struggles, creating a supportive community where individuals can find solace, empathy, and understanding. It becomes a cornerstone of healing, offering the reassurance that, despite the deeply personal nature of addiction, there exists a universal bond among those in recovery. Mangivese embodies the strength derived from shared vulnerability, turning the breakdown of individual struggles into a foundation for collective healing and support within the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.

  • Contribuservisproprium

    (noun) The holistic concept of self-support in AA, emphasizing that it encompasses not only financial contributions but also the willingness to serve and actively participate in the fellowship; the understanding that supporting the AA community through service is as vital as financial contributions. the idea that contributing through service is an essential aspect of sustaining the AA community, alongside financial support; from Latin “contribuere” (contribute) and “servitium” (service) and “proprius” (one’s own).

  • Benefireflex

    (noun) The reflective and reciprocal benefit that AA members experience when engaging in service; the understanding that by helping others, individuals often receive profound personal rewards and growth in their own recovery journey; how service within AA not only helps others but also has a transformative effect on the person providing the service; the idea of reciprocal benefit and the personal growth that comes from selfless acts of service in the fellowship; from Latin “beneficium” (benefit) and “reflexio” (reflection).

  • Dedicadispendium

    (noun) The dedication and commitment involved in service roles within AA, often resulting in personal growth and the realization that giving of oneself does not result in loss but rather enriches one’s life; the positive returns and enrichment that come from selfless service; from Latin “dedicatio” (dedication) and “dispendium” (expense, loss).

  • Auxiliumgenerositas

    (noun) The generosity and assistance provided through service in AA; the spirit of giving and support that individuals extend to others in the fellowship, promoting a culture of help and care; from Latin “auxilium” (assistance) and “generositas” (generosity).

  • Servitiumcommunitas

    (noun) The sense of community and unity fostered through acts of service in AA; the strengthening of bonds and the creation of a supportive environment as members work together to carry the message of recovery. from Latin “servitium” (service) and “communitas” (community).

  • Benefiparticipatio

    (noun) The act of participation in service roles within AA that benefits both the individual and the fellowship; the mutual support and growth that occurs when individuals contribute their time and efforts to help others in recovery. from Latin “beneficium” (benefit) and “participatio” (participation).

  • Sponsorintimatus

    (noun) The intimate and profound connection that emerges through the sponsorship relationship in AA; the depth of closeness and the special bond formed between the sponsor and the sponsee as they navigate the journey of recovery together;  the unique relationship defined by a deep level of trust, support, and connection; the special and intimate bond that develops as both individuals work together toward sobriety and personal growth; from Latin “sponsoritas” (sponsorship) and “intimatus” (intimacy, closeness).

  • Exempluminspiratio

    (noun) The inspirational and exemplary influence of a sponsor within AA, who serves as a model of recovery and personal growth for the sponsee; the motivation and guidance provided by someone who leads by example; the crucial role sponsors play by sharing their own experiences and demonstrating how to navigate the challenges of recovery; from Latin “exemplum” (example, model) and “inspiratio” (inspiration).

  • Compedisponsoriaequitas

    (noun) The equitable and mutually beneficial aspect of the sponsor-sponsee relationship in AA, where both parties experience personal growth, support, and insight; the balance and reciprocity within this unique partnership; a sense of shared learning, growth, and support; the mutual benefits and fairness that can be found within this relationship, where both parties contribute to each other’s recovery and personal development; from Latin “com” (with, together) and “pensis” (weight, importance) and “sponsoria” (sponsorship) and “aequitas” (equity, fairness).

  • Colleguscitatio

    (noun) The partnership and encouragement offered by a sponsor in AA; the positive and safe space provided by a sponsor; the sponsor’s role in collaborating with their sponsee to raise awareness, initiate change, and foster growth in recovery; from Latin “collega” (colleague, partner) and “suscitatio” (encouragement, fostering).

  • Tutoresponsio

    (noun) The teaching and accountability provided by a sponsor in AA; the sponsor’s responsibility to offer guidance, share insights, and hold individuals accountable for their progress in the recovery process; from Latin “tutor” (tutor, teacher) and “responsio” (responsibility, accountability).

  • Orientatiodux

    (noun) The orientation and guidance offered by a sponsor in AA; the mentor’s role in leading newcomers toward a better understanding of the Twelve Steps and principles of the program; from Latin “orientatio” (orientation) and “dux” (leader, guide).

  • Patroconducens

    (noun) The guiding support and mentorship provided by a sponsor in AA; the role of a sponsor in helping individuals navigate their recovery journey and make positive changes; from Latin “patrocinium” (patronage, support) and “conducens” (guiding, leading).

  • Emendatiodignitas

    (noun) The restoration of dignity through the process of amends in AA; the elevation of one’s self-worth and self-respect through taking responsibility for past mistakes; from Latin “emendatio” (correction, improvement) and “dignitas” (dignity).

  • Touhreg

    (noun) The distressing experience of wanting to quit drinking, while witnessing a regression or return to that behavior despite earnest intentions; the internal turmoil and frustration experienced when one’s genuine wish to quit drinking is thwarted by the powerful pull of addiction; the conflict between desire for change and the struggle of addictive tendencies; from Czech “touha” (desire, longing) and Latin “regressio” (regression, return).

    Touhreg encapsulates the intense inner conflict and turmoil that individuals grappling with alcohol addiction often face. It vividly portrays the heartbreaking scenario where an individual ardently longs for sobriety and a life free from the clutches of alcohol but finds themselves trapped in a relentless cycle of relapse, experiencing a poignant tug-of-war between their earnest desire for change and the persistent pull of their addictive tendencies. Touhreg is a poignant reminder of the internal battles that those striving for recovery endure, highlighting the complex interplay of determination and vulnerability that characterizes the journey toward overcoming addiction.

  • Cognioptimis

    (noun) The cognitive realization and awakening that occurs within AA, where individuals comprehend the importance of both gratitude and optimism in shaping their attitude and approach to life; it signifies the transformation of thought patterns towards positivity; it involves recognizing the power of gratitude and maintaining a positive outlook as essential components of the recovery journey; from Latin “optimismus” (optimism) and”cognition” (cognition, knowledge).

  • Suppeditransitus

    (noun) The transition that takes place as part of a spiritual awakening in AA, where individuals recognize the limits of their control and willingly hand over matters to a higher power; the pivotal shift from striving to surrender. the understanding that surrendering control and trusting a higher power can lead to freedom from the burdens of trying to manage everything alone; from Latin “suppeditio” (surrender) and “transitus” (transition).

  • ResolutioLucis

    (noun) The illuminating resolution that occurs as part of a spiritual awakening in AA, where the addict comprehends that their addiction was rooted in life problems that can be solved through the Twelve Steps; the discovery of clarity and solutions within the recovery journey; from Latin “solution” (resolution) and “lucis” (light, illumination).

  • Experientialiterdisciplina

    (noun) The process of spiritual learning and growth that occurs through firsthand experiences shared by individuals in AA meetings; it signifies the transformative discipline of acquiring spiritual insights from the real-life stories and lessons of others; from Latin”experientialis” (experiential) and “disciplina” (discipline, learning).

  • Transformatiodivinum

    (noun) The divine and transformative change associated with a spiritual awakening in AA; the process of experiencing a profound shift in perspective and values, leading to a more connected and purposeful life; from Latin “transformatio” (transformation) and “divinum” (divine, spiritual).

  • Illuminatioexperientia

    (noun) The experiential and illuminating awareness of a spiritual awakening gained through personal experiences within the fellowship of AA; the enlightening and transformative insights that shape one’s spiritual journey; from Latin “illuminatio” (illumination, enlightenment) and “experiential” (experience).

  • Animussomniumpervigil

    (noun) The profound and wakeful realization of a spiritual awakening; the deep understanding and conscious awareness of a spiritual transformation in one’s life. One day, we realize that we see life differently and suddenly know how to live a healthy and meaningful life. From Latin “animus” (mind, spirit), “somnium” (dream) and “pervigil” (wakeful).

  • Vitaeinnovatiodiscipulus

    (noun) The process of becoming a disciple and learner of a new way of life through the teachings and support of the AA fellowship; it signifies the transformation of one’s approach to living through the guidance of the community; from Latin “vitae” (life) and “innovation” (innovation, change) and “discipulus” (disciple, learner).

  • Companionspes

    (noun) The hopeful and uplifting inspiration that arises from the fellowship and camaraderie within AA; the positive influence and shared optimism that members bring to one another’s journeys of recovery; from Latin “companion” (fellow) and “spes” (hope).

  • Sinceritasapertias

    (noun) The genuine and open-hearted practice of honesty and vulnerability embraced within the AA fellowship; it signifies the cultivation of an authentic and transparent environment where individuals can share their experiences without fear of judgment; from Latin “sinceritas” (sincerity, honesty) and “apertias” (openness, vulnerability).

  • Auxiliumcoetus

    (noun) The collective assistance and aid offered within the AA fellowship; the support and guidance provided by the group in helping each member achieve and maintain sobriety; from Latin “auxilium” (assistance, help) and “coetus” (group, assembly).

  • Concordiaprogressus

    (noun) The progress and advancement achieved through the harmony and agreement fostered within the AA fellowship; the growth and positive change resulting from shared experiences and collaborative efforts. from Latin “concordia” (harmony, agreement) and “progressus” (progress, advancement).

  • Solidarietasalutem

    (noun) The sense of solidarity and unity that contributes to well-being within the AA fellowship; the mutual support and shared goals that enhance the recovery journey of each individual. from Latin “solidarietas” (solidarity) and “salute” (well-being, health).

  • Communitasrestitutio

    (noun) The restoration and renewal of community and belonging experienced through the AA fellowship; the process of rebuilding social connections and support networks that may have been strained or lost due to addiction. from Latin: “communitas” (community) and “restitutio” (restoration).

  • Opiniospectusmodestia

    (noun) The practice of modesty and respect in viewing and valuing the opinions and perspectives of others, instilled through the lessons of humility; the intentional approach of humbly considering the insights of others. from Latin “opinio” (opinion) and “spectus” (view, sight) and “modestia” (modesty).

  • Auxiliumhumilitatis

    (noun) The empowerment and strength derived from humility in recovery, leading to the realization that seeking assistance is a display of strength rather than a sign of weakness; the understanding that humility enables individuals to overcome pride and embrace vulnerability for personal growth; from Latin “auxilium” (assistance, help) and “humilitas” (humility).

  • Humilitastransformatio

    (noun) The profound transformation and change that occurs within an individual as a result of embracing and practicing humility; the process of becoming a more self-aware, compassionate, and open-minded person through the cultivation of humility; from Latin “humilitas” (humility) and”transformation” (transformation).

  • Submissioreflectio

    (noun) The reflective and contemplative practice of submission and humility within AA and the recovery journey; the thoughtful examination of one’s actions and the willingness to yield to higher principles. from Latin “submissio” (submission) +and”reflection” (reflection).

  • Modestiaresurgens

    (noun) The resurgence and revival of modesty and humility as a core value in recovery and AA; the renewed emphasis on maintaining a humble and unassuming attitude; from Latin “modestia” (modesty) and “resurgens” (resurgence, revival).

  • Abnegatioegodefectio

    (noun) The self-denial and departure from ego-driven behavior as a result of practicing humility in AA; pertaining to the abandonment of self-centeredness and the recognition of personal limitations; from Latin “abnegatio” (self-denial) and “ego” (I, self) and “defection” (departure).

  • Humilitasexpansio

    (noun) The expansion and growth of humility within the context of AA and recovery; the process of opening oneself to a humble perspective and embracing the virtue of humility; from Latin “humilitas” (humility) and “expansion” (expansion, growth).

  • Gratitudoexperientia

    (noun) The experiential and profound joy that comes from discovering gratitude through the practice of gratitude in AA; the transformative experience of recognizing and appreciating the blessings in one’s life; from Latin “gratitude” (gratitude) and “experientia” (experience).

  • Ingratitudoignava

    (noun) The active and persistent lack of gratitude and appreciation for life and its blessings before engaging in recovery and AA; The state of being unthankful and neglectful of the positive aspects of one’s existence; from Latin “ingratitudo” (ingratitude) and “ignava” (lazy, neglectful).

  • Identitascognitio

    (noun) The deep self-awareness and understanding of one’s identity and character that arises from making a moral inventory in AA; the transformative process of gaining insight into one’s thoughts, behaviors, and values; from Latin “identitas” (identity) and”cognition” (knowledge, understanding).

  • Alienusinsipiens

    (noun) The sense of alienation and disconnection from one’s own emotions and behaviors before entering recovery and AA; the state of being unaware and foolish in the absence of self-awareness. From Latin “alienus” (alienated, distant) and “insipiens” (foolish, lacking wisdom).

  • Intuitiointegratio

    (noun) The integration and synthesis of intuitive insights gained during AA meetings and working the steps; the process of incorporating intuitive wisdom into self-awareness and decision-making; from Latin  “intuitio” (intuition) and “integratio” (integration).

  • Identitasexploratio

    (noun) The exploration and discovery of one’s identity and authentic self through working the steps with an AA sponsor; The journey of uncovering and understanding one’s true nature; from Latin “identitas” (identity) and “exploratio” (exploration).

  • Conversiocommunio

    (noun) The transformative exchange and connection with others during AA discussions and stepwork; the community of support and shared experiences that contribute to self-awareness; from Latin “conversio” (exchange, conversation) and “communio” (community, fellowship).

  • Reflexioconscientia

    (noun) The reflective awareness of one’s thoughts, actions, and motives in recovery; a heightened consciousness and mindfulness that leads to self-improvement and personal development; from Latin “reflexio” (reflection) and “conscientia” (conscience)

  • Intraanimus

    (adjective) Existing within one’s soul or inner self; the profound and introspective reflection of one’s emotions, thoughts, and experiences during the process of recovery; from Latin “intra” (within) and “animus” (soul).

  • Inceptiocommunis

    (noun) The common and shared beginnings of new relationships formed among individuals in recovery and AA; it signifies the sense of camaraderie and shared purpose in sobriety; from Latin “inceptio” (beginning, start) and “communis” (common, shared).

  • Familiaritasnova

    (noun) The fresh and novel familiarity experienced in rebuilding relationships with family members after recovery; the new closeness and understanding forged through sobriety; from Latin “familiaritas” (familiarity, family relationship) and “nova” (new).

  • Restitutiobenevolentia

    (noun) The restoration and revival of goodwill and benevolence in repairing broken relationships after recovery; the return of kind intentions and positive regard; from Latin “restitutio” (restoration) and “benevolentia” (goodwill, kindness).

  • Amicitiaresolidificans

    (noun) The strengthening and solidifying of friendships and bonds in recovery and AA. This process signifies the act of reinforcing and fortifying relationships that were once weakened by the inherent dishonesty of addiction; from Latin “amicitial” (friendship) and “resolidificans” (strengthening).

  • Conexiomutuus

    (noun) The mutual and reciprocal connection and understanding established in healthy relationships after recovery. The balanced and supportive nature of these connections thrives due to the solid framework provided by AA principles; from Latin “conexio” (connection) and “mutuus” (mutual, reciprocal).

  • Affinitasrenascentia

    (noun) The renewed and reborn affinity and closeness experienced in new relationships after recovery. This fresh start and deep connection can be experienced as a result of the new way we have learned to live in recovery; from Latin “affinitas” (affinity, closeness) and “renascentia” (rebirth, renewal).

  • Reconciliatioexintegro

    (noun) The complete and thorough reconciliation and restoration of broken relationships after recovery in AA; the process of rebuilding trust and repairing the damages caused by addiction; from Latin conciliatio” (reconciliation) and “exintegro” (completely, entirely).

  • Rupturaprimordium

    (noun) The origin and root cause of broken relationships before recovery; the foundational issues and challenges that contributed to the fractures in personal connections during active alcoholism; from Latin “rupture” (rupture, break) and “primordium” (beginning, origin).

  • Occultuprotegatus

    (adjective) The protected and shielded state of individuals working in professions or roles where alcoholism is forbidden or stigmatized, ensuring their privacy and safety; it signifies the concealment and safeguarding of their identity within such environments; from Latin “occultus” (hidden, concealed) and “protegatus” (protected).

  • Novitiuscautela

    (noun) The careful and protective approach to anonymity afforded to newcomers in Alcoholics Anonymous; it signifies the special consideration and sensitivity given to those new to the fellowship, allowing them to feel safe and supported as they begin their recovery journey; from Latin “novitius” (newcomer) and “cautela” (caution, care).

  • Absquepreconceptio

    (adjective) Free from preconceived notions and judgments, as facilitated by anonymity in AA; it signifies the absence of biases and assumptions about others’ backgrounds. from Latin “absque” (without) and “preconception” (preconception, bias).

  • Occultoconfidentia

    (noun) The confidential and trusting atmosphere fostered by anonymity in AA; it signifies the deep sense of trust and security among members, encouraging open sharing; from Latin “occulto” (secret, hidden) and “confidential” (confidence, trust).

  • Ignotusservus

    (noun) The humble and unknown servant role embraced by those who uphold the principle of anonymity in AA; it signifies the selfless dedication to the common welfare of the group; from Latin “ignotus” (unknown) and “servus” (servant).

  • Discretiocommunio

    (noun) The discreet and confidential fellowship formed through anonymity in AA; it signifies the sense of belonging and unity among members without the need for personal disclosure; from Latin “discretio” (discretion) and “communio” (fellowship, communion).

  • Anonymitasprotego

    (noun) The protective shield and refuge provided by anonymity in AA; it signifies the safeguarding of individuals’ identities, promoting a safe space for sharing without fear of judgment or stigma; from Latin “anonymitas” (anonymity) and “protego” (protect, shield).

  • Plenitudopaciscordia

    (noun) The fullness and abundance of peace and harmony experienced in AA recovery; it signifies the richness of serenity found in a fellowship of understanding and support. Term root: “plenitudo” (Latin for fullness, abundance) + “pax” (Latin for peace) + “discordia” (Latin for discord).

  • Serenitastemperantia

    (noun) The harmonious balance and moderation that contribute to serenity in recovery; it signifies the interplay of self-control and temperance in maintaining inner peace. From Latin “serenitas” (serenity) + “temperantia” (temperance, self-control).

  • Compositioequanimitas

    (noun) The composition and harmonious blending of elements that foster equanimity and balance in recovery; it signifies the state of inner serenity achieved through a well-structured and balanced life. From Latin “compositio” (composition) + “equanimitas” (equanimity, composure).

  • Tranquilitasexinanitio

    (noun) The complete emptiness and removal of turmoil and unrest from one’s life due to the serenity found in Alcoholics Anonymous recovery; it signifies the cleansing of the soul from chaos. From Latin “tranquilitas” (tranquility) + “exinanitio” (removal, emptiness).

  • Quietisconsecratio

    (noun) The consecration and sanctification of inner peace achieved through sobriety and spiritual growth in AA; it signifies the sacred state of attaining serenity within oneself. From “quietis” (Latin for quiet, peace) + “consecratio” (Latin for consecration, sanctification).

  • Serenitassollicitudinem

    (noun) The serene sense of tranquility and calmness that replaces anxiety and worry as a result of recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous; it signifies the peaceful freedom from the burden of constant concern. From “serenitas” (Latin for serenity) + “sollicitudinem” (Latin for anxiety, worry).

  • Acceptiocommunis

    (noun) The shared and communal experience of acceptance within the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous; it reflects the bond and understanding that arise from embracing acceptance as a fundamental principle. From “acceptio” (Latin for acceptance) + “communis” (Latin for communal, shared).

  • Gratiapariter

    (adverb) Similarly and in the same spirit of gratitude and acceptance, referring to the collective attitude within Alcoholics Anonymous; it signifies the shared acknowledgment of blessings and progress in recovery; from Latin “gratia” (gratitude) and “pariter” (equally, in the same way).

  • Accipioevolutio

    (noun) The transformative evolution of personal growth and recovery experienced through the acceptance of life’s challenges and adversities; it signifies the process of embracing hardships as opportunities for growth. Term root: “accipio” (Latin for acceptance) + “evolutio” (Latin for evolution, unfolding).

  • Reconscendo

    (verb) To recognize and acknowledge the importance of self-acceptance in the process of recovery; it signifies the journey of discovering and embracing one’s true self without judgment or shame. From “re” (Latin for again, back) + “conscendo” (Latin for to acknowledge, admit).

  • Tolerantiaconsentio

    (noun) The harmony and serenity attained through the combination of acceptance and tolerance in Alcoholics Anonymous; it reflects the understanding and allowance of diverse viewpoints and experiences within the fellowship. From “tolerantia” (Latin for tolerance) + “consentio” (Latin for acceptance, agreement).