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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Ayurnamat The philosophy that there is no point in worrying about events that cannot be changed Inuktitut philosophy
Dor The heartbreak and sense of longing you feel because you’re separated from your love Romanian love adverse
Saper vivere The ability to handle people and situations with charm, diplomacy and verve; cf. savior faire (French). Italian friends attribute
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music
Apapachar Pamper a person especially when she or he is sad Spanish action
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
Maktub "Everything is destined and written" Arabic philosophy fate
Tîeow (เที่ยว) To wander or roam around in a carefree way. Thai travel positive change
Shalom (שָׁלוֹם) peace, harmony, wholeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity; used also as a greeting/parting salutation. Hebrew positive
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Myötähäpeä Secondhand embarrassment Finnish adverse feeling
Philotimo (φιλότιμο) The inner impulse to act well and in alignment with the moral virtues that represent one's own society and upbringing Greek society character family
Geis Taboo, prohibition; injunction; something you do (or don’t do), upon which your life depends, or which defines your life. Irish change fate
Fuubutsushi The things – feelings, scents, images – that evoke memories or anticipation for a particular season. Japanese time
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Vergüenza ajena Shame or embarrassment felt as a result of the actions of others Spanish adverse feeling
Bajativo A post-meal drink to help with digestion Tamil food
Dayenu "It would have been enough" Hebrew reflection
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Jayus A joke that is so unfunny (or told so badly) that you just have to laugh. Indonesian funny
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees English nature beauty
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Nepenthe Something that helps you forget grief or suffering Greek growth strength
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action society
Boketto (ぼけっと) gazing vacantly into the distance (without thought or sense of self). Japanese
Chandamama (చందమామ) Literally "uncle moon"; referring to the moon when admiring it Telugu nature beauty
Fernweh To have a yearning to see distant places German travel thinking



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