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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Tokka A large herd of reindeer Finnish nature
Punya “Merit,” “virtue”, “sacred", "good karma", among other things Sanskrit beauty
Ta'arof (تعارف) The complicated set of niceties and social rules to be observed as a form of good manners and proper etiquette Persian society interaction
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Livsnjutare Someone who loves life deeply Swedish love life beauty
Capicua A number that doesn't vary if the numbers are inverted. Also it can be called a palindrome, but the word capicua refers especially to the numbers Catalan measurement
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute
mångata The roadlike reflection of moonlight on water Swedish nature beauty
Offing The deep, distant stretch of the ocean that is still visible from the land; the foreseeable future English nature beauty
Mangomoment "What can I do now for you, to make you happy?" Dutch love friends connection
Arbejdsglæde Literally "work happiness"; the feeling of happiness provoked by a satisfying job Danish work happiness feeling
Entzuterre A distance that allows you to listen to another conversation Basque interaction
Mamihlapinatapai A look shared by two people, each wishing that the other would initiate something that they both desire but which neither wants to begin Yaghan love feeling
Salām (سلام) Peace, harmony, wholeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity; used also as a greeting/parting salutation. Arabic positive
Carpe Diem Make the most of the present moment or opportunity. Lit. sieze the day. Latin positive
Meraki Describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you're doing, whatever it may be. Greek emotion strength
Taraadin A happy solution for everyone Arabic happiness society
Wú jí (無極) Lit. without highest point, utmost point, ridgepole; ultimate, boundless, limitless; the primodial universe; original nature. Chinese measurement
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Han Sorrow, regret, grief, resentment, "a dull ache of the soul", yet passive and not revenge seeking; waiting for the injustice to be righted Korean society persistence adverse
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Firgun (פירגון) Ungrudging and overt (expressed) pride and happiness at other's successes. Hebrew happiness
Odnoliub Someone who has only one love in his or her life; someone who is capable of loving only one at a time Russian love fate
kaizen Continuous growth Japanese growth
Chutzpah Insolence, cheek, audacity. Commonly used to describe someone when they have crossed the line of acceptable behavior Yiddish extreme
Oneirataxia The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality English awareness feeling
Voetstoots A sale where the thing is sold as is or with all its faults without any guarantees Afrikaans action
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute



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