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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Koshatnik A dealer in stolen cats Russian adverse character work
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Jouska A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head English thinking
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Seijaku (静寂) Quiet (sei) tranquillity (jaku); silence, calm, serenity (especially in the midst of activity or chaos). Japanese awareness beauty
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Sumud (صمود) steadfastness, a determined struggle to persist. Arabic growth strength
Desir The sound of sand driven by the wind Malay sound nature
Istories me arkoudes Literal: 'stories with bears'; stories that are so crazy, they can't be true Greek extreme funny
Décidément When coincidences occur or when events repeat themselves by chance (for example, when you run into the same person many times in one week) French surprise interaction fate
Mandilón A male who is super dedicated to his girlfriend, as compared to his friends Spanish love character
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
Dozywocie Parental contract with children guaranteeing lifelong support Polish family love strength
L'appel du vide Describes the instinctive urge to jump from high places French habits physical
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
Harkla The little coughing noise one makes, often before giving a speech or dislodging a piece of cinnamon bun from their throat Swedish action
Innerer Schweinehund Literal: 'Inner pig dog'; the lazy voice in your head. It symbolizes the part of you that doesn’t want to go jogging, that prefers staying at home with chocolate and pizza and is just generally lazy. German feeling life health
Tüddelig Sweet, elderly, and senile German character
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
Rén (仁) Humanity, benevolence; the positive feeling enjoyed by a virtuous person through altruistic behaviour. Chinese positive
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Bilita Mpash Opposite of a nightmare Bantu positive event
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
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



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