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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Fuchsteufelswütend Literal: 'Fox devil angry'; steaming with rage German adverse stress emotion
Voetstoots A sale where the thing is sold as is or with all its faults without any guarantees Afrikaans action
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
Harkla The little coughing noise one makes, often before giving a speech or dislodging a piece of cinnamon bun from their throat Swedish action
Wintercearig Literally "winter sorrow"; a feeling of deep sadness related to the cold, still, dark nature of winter English weather emotion adverse
Hinna "To find the time” or “to be on time” Swedish time
Mahalo Thankfulness, appreciation, and gratitude as a way of living Hawaiian positive
Dépayser Disorientation; not necessarily unpleasant (e.g., a pleasant sense of strangeness from being in a foreign country). French change feeling
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Chantepleurer Singng and crying simultaneously French action
Qì zhì (氣质) Quality of character, disposition, style, charm, attractiveness, magnetism. Chinese attribute positive
Vergüenza ajena Shame or embarrassment felt as a result of the actions of others Spanish adverse feeling
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees English nature beauty
Ayurnamat The philosophy that there is no point in worrying about events that cannot be changed Inuktitut philosophy
Sisu Extraordinary determination in the fact of adversity Finnish growth strength
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Filotimo A friend of honour, but it also implies dignity, pride, sacrifice and respect Greek character friends
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
Redamancy The act of loving the one who loves you; a returned love in full English love emotion
Eunoia A well-mind; beautiful thinking Greek beauty
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life
L'esprit de l'escalier Thinking of the perfect reply after the conversation is over. French friends interaction
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Manna A sudden or unexpected help, advantage, or aid to success English change positive
Levensgenieter Someone who loves life deeply; is devoted Dutch life happiness positive

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