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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Ádvaita (अद्वैत) non-dual; the notion that there is only one reality. Sanskrit measurement philosophy
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Nunchi The art of listening to a person and identifying his or her moods or emotions. The literal combination of "eye" and measure" Korean interaction connection emotion
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
Manja Childlike behaviour by women designed to elicit sympathy or pampering by men Malay attribute
Lepos Charm, grace, wit, elegance, allure. Latin positive attribute
Sehnsucht Thoughts and feelings about all facets of life that are unfinished or imperfect, paired with a yearning for ideal alternative experiences. German philosophy reflection
Nutro (Нутро) Something that governs your inner being; your core Russian strength character
Hoppilandkalle Guy who jumps to dry land to moor a boat Swedish action
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Mahj Looking beautiful after having a disease Tamil beauty change
Nepenthe Something that helps you forget grief or suffering Greek growth strength
Sitzfleisch Having "Sitzfleisch": being persistent enough to complete a tough or big task German strength growth
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel physical
Glückspilz A lucky person ("lucky mushroom") German positive
Zažitjsja (зажиться) To keep living beyond the point where one feels they would be better off dead Russian dead adverse
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
kaṟpu (கற்பு) Determination to chastity, even in the face of adversity Tamil strength
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Geis Taboo, prohibition; injunction; something you do (or don’t do), upon which your life depends, or which defines your life. Irish change fate
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Iktsuarpok The feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming. Inuktitut awareness persistence feeling
Bajativo A post-meal drink to help with digestion Tamil food
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Fargin To wholeheartedly appreciate the success of others Yiddish empathy happiness connection
Zhì (智) Wisdom, perspicacity, knowledge. Chinese thinking awareness
Te quiero Similar to "I love you" in a lower level, something that you say to someone and maybe someday it will be "love". For example, It's used with close co workers or in the classroom. Spanish feeling
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse



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