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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Morgenfrisk Feeling rested after a good night's sleep Danish health physical
Sitzfleisch Having "Sitzfleisch": being persistent enough to complete a tough or big task German strength growth
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
Carpe Diem Make the most of the present moment or opportunity. Lit. sieze the day. Latin positive
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
Arlésienne Used to describe people who are at the centre of a conversation/situation/problem but can’t be found anywhere French society interaction
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life
Wei-wu-wei "Action without action" or effortless doing; conscious non-action; the deliberate and principled decision to do nothing for a reason. Chinese action life
Víðsýni A panoramic view; open-mindedness. Icelandic visual
Nakakapag pabagabag Something that brings about excessive anxiety or restlessness for a period of time; something that is making you nervous Tagalog stress feeling awareness
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek awareness
Zgabalj Mixture of all the bad things in the world, combined Serbian adverse society
Prozvonit To call a mobile phone and let it ring once so that the other person will call back, saving the first caller money. Czech life funny event
Vaitherichal The feeling that you get when someone has something that you lack, however you are not jealous, yet instead feel as though they should not possess that because you don't Tamil adverse thinking
Mahj Looking beautiful after having a disease Tamil beauty change
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character attribute
Gezelligheid Coziness, fun, the general togetherness that gives people a warm feeling. Dutch friends society positive
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Tôpäj (төпәй) Interjection that is used to forewarn a child of falling Bashkir action
Forelsket The euphoria you feel when you're first falling in love. Norwegian love feeling change
Stushevatsya To fade into the background Russian action
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse
Zažitjsja (зажиться) To keep living beyond the point where one feels they would be better off dead Russian dead adverse
Hikikomori When a young person who is obsessed with TV, video games, and the internet, withdraws from society Japanese habits society
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event

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