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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Chutzpah Insolence, cheek, audacity. Commonly used to describe someone when they have crossed the line of acceptable behavior Yiddish extreme
Nintendo “Leave luck to heaven” or to leave one's fortune in the hands of fate Japanese philosophy fate
Débrouillardise Quality of someone who is resourceful and lives with the ability to creatively improvise; someone who can make do and solve problems without much French creative
Kulturbärare Lit. culture-bearer or culture-carrier; a phenomenon (e.g., person or idea) that upholds a culture and/or moves it forward. Swedish culture
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
Chingada An imaginary, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
Mu (無) Not one, not zero, not yes, not no Japanese measurement
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Yaqin (يقين) Certitude and freedom from doubt. Arabic feeling awareness
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Kilig It is the sudden feeling of an inexplicable joy one gets when something romantic or idealistic occurs; butterflies. Tagalog feeling love connection
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Vabba To be at home with the kids Swedish family
Forelsket The euphoria you feel when you're first falling in love. Norwegian love feeling change
Wabi-sabi Finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Japanese beauty awareness
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Schilderwald Jungle of traffic signs; a street so crowded with signs that you become lost German stress confusion
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
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse
Fingerspitzengefühl Literal: “finger tips feeling", but means an intuitive feel or to have one's finger on the pulse German feeling
Dozywocie Parental contract with children guaranteeing lifelong support Polish family love strength
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
Iktsuarpok The feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming. Inuktitut awareness persistence feeling
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Punya “Merit,” “virtue”, “sacred", "good karma", among other things Sanskrit beauty
Qì (氣) Lit. air, breath; ‘life force/energy’. Chinese health awareness
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music



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