Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
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
Faamiti The sound made by sucking air past the lips in order to gain the attention of a dog or child Samoan sound
Iktsuarpok The feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming. Inuktitut awareness persistence feeling
Vergüenza ajena Shame or embarrassment felt as a result of the actions of others Spanish adverse feeling
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Ripsaspis (ρίψασπις) Literal: "the one that throws down his shield"; the one that gives in with dismay Greek action
On (恩) A feeling of moral indebtedness, relating to a favour or blessing given by others. Japanese life
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
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
Rauxa Sudden determination or action; rapture Catalan action strength
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Kusukusu The suppressed giggling and tittering of a group of women Japanese sound friends funny
Sumud (صمود) steadfastness, a determined struggle to persist. Arabic growth strength
Avoir la molle A listless unwillingness to do any work French adverse
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Sturmfrei Having the house or flat to oneself German event
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Kafkaesque Having bizarre of illogical quality English attribute
Nadryv When a person releases intimate, deeply hidden feelings, sometimes that do not truly exist; imaginary, excessively exaggerated and distorted feelings Russian emotion extreme
Ukiyo The floating world - living in the moment, detached from the bothers of life Japanese creative visual art
Rizq Life's provision of account. Often used in daily speech when someone wasn’t able to achieve something, it wasn’t in their Rizq. Urdu philosophy connection
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action society
Mysig To describe anything with an unexpectedly relaxing vibe Swedish positive
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Abendrot The colour of the sky when the sun is setting German nature beauty
L’chaim (לְחַיִּים) Lit. ‘to life’. Hebrew life
Cafuné Tenderly running your fingers through your lover's hair Portuguese love
Mencolek The trick when you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them Indonesian funny friends action
Verklempt Completely overcome with emotion Yiddish emotion




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