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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Adronitis Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone English friends connection
Fensterln To visit a girl who you fancy either by coming to her window or climbing through it to see her German love action persistence
Kyoiku mama A mother who relentlessly pushes her children toward academic achievement Japanese family work growth
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Avspasere To take a day (or more) off from work (e.g., because one has previously worked overtime and has built up credit). Norwegian society time
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Punya “Merit,” “virtue”, “sacred", "good karma", among other things Sanskrit beauty
Schulbildend Inspiring or leading to the creation of schools of thought. German growth philosophy
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Rückkehhrunruhe The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness. German awareness time
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Eudaimonia The contented happy state you feel when you travel Greek travel explore happiness
Dayenu "It would have been enough" Hebrew reflection
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Bon vivant Someone who enjoys and appreciates the good life. French positive happiness
Querencia A place from which one's strength is drawn, where one feels at home, the place where you are your most authentic self Spanish strength happiness character
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Nepenthe Something that helps you forget grief or suffering Greek growth strength
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute
Pochemuchka A person who asks a lot of questions Russian friends attribute habits
Entzuterre A distance that allows you to listen to another conversation Basque interaction
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Redamancy The act of loving the one who loves you; a returned love in full English love emotion
Livsnjutare Someone who loves life deeply Swedish love life beauty
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
Tizita (ትዝታ) A bittersweet remembrance and longing for a time, person, thing gone by. Amharic time thinking

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