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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Boketto The act of gazing vacantly into the distance. Japanese thinking
Verklempt Completely overcome with emotion Yiddish emotion
Kintsukuroi To repair with gold. Understanding that a piece is more beautiful for having broken. Japanese beauty change
Saper vivere The ability to handle people and situations with charm, diplomacy and verve; cf. savior faire (French). Italian friends attribute
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Jayus A joke that is so unfunny (or told so badly) that you just have to laugh. Indonesian funny
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Shadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Athazagoraphobia The fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored, or being replaced English reflection thinking
Þetta reddast it will all work out ok' (used especially when things don't look optimistic!). Icelandic fate
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Querencia A place from which one's strength is drawn, where one feels at home, the place where you are your most authentic self Spanish strength happiness character
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Neko-neko Someone that has a novel idea that only makes things worse Indonesian funny creative
Anteayer Th day before yesteraday Spanish measurement
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Abendrot The colour of the sky when the sun is setting German nature beauty
Mamihlapinatapai Two people looking at each other each hoping the other will do what both desire but neither is willing to do. Yaghan love connection awareness
Shalom (שָׁלוֹם) peace, harmony, wholeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity; used also as a greeting/parting salutation. Hebrew positive
Layogenic Good looking from a distance Tagalog visual
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees English nature beauty
Desenrascar An informal word that means the act of figuring out things Portuguese thinking growth
Tizita (ትዝታ) A bittersweet remembrance and longing for a time, person, thing gone by. Amharic time thinking
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement
Pretoogjes Lit. 'fun eyes'; the twinkling eyes of someone engaging in benign mischief or fun. Dutch attribute phsyical
Parea A group of friends who regularly gather together to share their experiences about life, their philosophies, values and ideas. Greek friends philosophical
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music