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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Baadastoor Unaltered, or unchanged, for something that is habitual Urdu change habits
Philotimo (φιλότιμο) The inner impulse to act well and in alignment with the moral virtues that represent one's own society and upbringing Greek society character family
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Tuerto A man with only one eye Spanish physical
Viraag The emotional pain felt from being away from the person you love Hindi emotion love connection
Numinous Describing an experience that makes you fearful yet fascinated, awed yet attracted - the powerful, personal feeling of being overwhelmed an inspired English beauty emotion
Sud’ba (судьба). Fate, destiny, fortune Russian fate change life
Aşermek The experience of craving certain foods while pregnant Turkish food
Paasa A person who leads someone on (intentionally or not). Appearing as if they are genuinely interested romantically when they aren’t Tagalog adverse interaction awareness
Toska (тоска) At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. Russian adverse philosophy
Sankocha The feeling of embarrassment due to receiving an inordinate or extravagent gift/favor, making you feel as though you need to return a favor that you can't Kannada feeling
Riposo Rest, repose; a nap; cf. siesta. Italian event society
Linslus Someone who always wants to have their face in a photo. Literal translation: "lens louse" Swedish society
Koev li halev (כואב לי הלב) Literally "my head hurts", but used to convey empathy for someone's suffering Yiddish empathy connection
Avos' Doing something without planning, without putting in much effort, yet counting on success Russian luck
Mencolek The trick when you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them Indonesian funny friends action
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Badkruka Someone who refuses to enter a body of water. Eg. Get in the lake you badkruka, or am I going to have to pull you in by your beard? Swedish funny nature explore
Nutro (Нутро) Something that governs your inner being; your core Russian strength character
Beschaulich Quiet, pensive; living a simple life; pleasantly contemplative, unhurried in a fashion that inspires mental well-being. German positive
Kusukusu The suppressed giggling and tittering of a group of women Japanese sound friends funny
Schilderwald Jungle of traffic signs; a street so crowded with signs that you become lost German stress confusion
Bababa ba? Is it going down? (In the context of an elevator) Tagalog action
Tüddelig Sweet, elderly, and senile German character
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Morgenfrisk Feeling rested after a good night's sleep Danish health physical
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking



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