Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Maktub "Everything is destined and written" Arabic philosophy fate
L’ecole stratim (לאכול סרטים) Literally "to eat motives"; describing a person that loves drama Yiddish extreme interaction
Paasa A person who leads someone on (intentionally or not). Appearing as if they are genuinely interested romantically when they aren’t Tagalog adverse interaction awareness
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
Umay Gettiing tired of a certain food Tagalog food
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
Spätzünder A person who needs a long time to understands sth/ so who makes belated progress of personal development German adverse
Sóphrosuné (σωφροσύνη) excellence of character and soundness of mind; leads to other beneficial qualities, such as moderation and self-control. Greek awareness
Cwtch Wrapping of your arms around someone to make them feel safe in the world Welsh love connection
Kafkaesque Having bizarre of illogical quality English attribute
Acoy Something that is either very positive or negative Indonesian positive measurement
Rén (仁) Humanity, benevolence; the positive feeling enjoyed by a virtuous person through altruistic behaviour. Chinese positive
Lieko A tree trunk that has fallen to the bottom of a lake Finnish nature
Kæk Spirited, bold, cheeky, cocky. Danish attribute
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty
Tatemae & Honne The contrast between a person's feelings and desires (honne) versus the behavior and opinions one displays in public (tatemae) Japanese feeling reflection character
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel physical
Raspafiestas An adjective to describe a person who doesn't go until the party is over. Spanish habits attribute friends
Wejbet Unwanted/inconvenient social and family obligations that are somewhat necessary to maintain good relations Arabic family interaction cultural
Şırış Mucus or the sweet sugary residue from fruits or other treats Nogay food
Lepos Charm, grace, wit, elegance, allure. Latin positive attribute
Layogenic Good looking from a distance Tagalog visual
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
Épater les bourgeois To shock the middle classes French society surprise extreme
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
Kusukusu The suppressed giggling and tittering of a group of women Japanese sound friends funny
Commuovere "Heartwarming,” but specifically refers to a story that moved you to tears Italian beauty interaction emotion




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