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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Kucir A tuft of hair left to grow on top of an otherwise bald head Indonesian physical change
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Te (德) Virtue; morality; integrity; inner power. Chinese strength
Dépayser Disorientation; not necessarily unpleasant (e.g., a pleasant sense of strangeness from being in a foreign country). French change feeling
Nintendo “Leave luck to heaven” or to leave one's fortune in the hands of fate Japanese philosophy fate
Parea A group of friends who regularly gather together to share their experiences about life, their philosophies, values and ideas. Greek friends philosophical
Hoppilandkalle Guy who jumps to dry land to moor a boat Swedish action
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness
Carpe Diem Make the most of the present moment or opportunity. Lit. sieze the day. Latin positive
Ripsaspis (ρίψασπις) Literal: "the one that throws down his shield"; the one that gives in with dismay Greek action
Eunoia (εὔνοια) A well-mind; beautiful thinking Greek beauty thinking
Vypendrivatsja (выпендриваться) To behave in a way that makes one look more important or special than one is, to ride the high horse, to show off Russian character society
Arigata-meiwaku When someone does something for you that you didn’t want them to do, and having to express gratitude for the act Japanese interaction
Vabba To be at home with the kids Swedish family
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Mudita The pleasure that comes from delighting in other people's well-being or happiness Sanskrit happiness positive empathy
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
poshlost (пошлость) Used to describe situations where things are being sold under the premise "that the greatest joy can be bought" Russian adverse extreme
Rückkehhrunruhe The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness. German awareness time
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
Schilderwald Jungle of traffic signs; a street so crowded with signs that you become lost German stress confusion
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Shouganai It cannot be helped. Japanese philosophy fate
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
Lieko A tree trunk that has fallen to the bottom of a lake Finnish nature



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