Eunoia

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Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Redamancy The act of loving the one who loves you; a returned love in full English love emotion
Eunoia (εὔνοια) A well-mind; beautiful thinking Greek beauty thinking
Rén (仁) Humanity, benevolence; the positive feeling enjoyed by a virtuous person through altruistic behaviour. Chinese positive
Friolero Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feel cold. Spanish attribute friends
Flâner verb. to purposely wander, to decide to explore with no final destination. French explore travel
Nito-onna A woman so dedicated to her career that she has no time to iron blouses, so dresses only in knitted tops. Japanese society work
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Hikikomori Reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement Japanese society
Lha’i rnal ‘byor (ལྷའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར) Deity meditation/yoga; an advanced practice in which one visualises interacting with, or ‘accomplishing’ (i.e., being), a deity. Tibetan awareness physical
Riposo Rest, repose; a nap; cf. siesta. Italian event society
Abhisar (অভিসার) Lit. 'going towards'; a meeting (often secret) between lovers / partners. Bengali love event
Kyoiku mama A mother who relentlessly pushes her children toward academic achievement Japanese family work growth
Sud’ba (судьба). Fate, destiny, fortune Russian fate change life
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
Ikigai A reason for being; the thing that gets you up in the morning. Japanese growth happiness
Haiku (俳句) A form of Japanese poetry, usually just 17 syllables long (with lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables), involving the sudden juxtapositions of ideas or images, and often focused on natural (e.g., seasonal) phenomena. Japanese art
Qì zhì (氣质) Quality of character, disposition, style, charm, attractiveness, magnetism. Chinese attribute positive
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
Lus Desire, craving; greed; fancy, cupidity; inclination, tendency. Afrikaans adverse
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Duende The mysterious power of art to deeply move a person Spanish art feeling emotion
Saper vivere The ability to handle people and situations with charm, diplomacy and verve; cf. savior faire (French). Italian friends 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
L'esprit de l'escalier Thinking of the perfect reply after the conversation is over. French friends interaction