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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Otium The condition of being in control of one’s own time; leisure, free-time; ease, peace. Latin growth time habits
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Apomakrysmenophobia The sudden fear that the relationships you posses are shallow or lack depth English thinking connection trust
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
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
Papakata To have one leg shorter than the other Māori physical
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Insouciant Free from worry, concern, or anxiety English positive
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
Tüddelig Sweet, elderly, and senile German character
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Yugen A profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe…and the sad beauty of human suffering. Japanese beauty awareness philosophy
Að redda To save someone or fix something in a time sensitive manner. Icelandic time
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse
Aeipathy A continued passion; an unyielding disease English persistence
kaṟpu (கற்பு) Determination to chastity, even in the face of adversity Tamil strength
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Arlésienne Used to describe people who are at the centre of a conversation/situation/problem but can’t be found anywhere French society interaction
Startijenn A kickstart/boost of energy; also denotes perseverance. Breton strength
Vabba To be at home with the kids Swedish family
Krawattenmuffel Someone who'd rather not wear a tie German clothing habits
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Şırış Mucus or the sweet sugary residue from fruits or other treats Nogay food
Seijaku (静寂) Quiet (sei) tranquillity (jaku); silence, calm, serenity (especially in the midst of activity or chaos). Japanese awareness beauty
Aşermek The experience of craving certain foods while pregnant Turkish food
Schulbildend Inspiring or leading to the creation of schools of thought. German growth philosophy
Seny Common sense, is a form of ancestral Catalan wisdom or sensibleness. It involves well-pondered perception of situations, level-headedness, awareness, integrity, and right action Catalan positive character

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