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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Merak A feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. It is the pursuit of small, daily pleasures that all add up to a great sense of happiness and fulfillment. Serbian positive growth
Hikikomori When a young person who is obsessed with TV, video games, and the internet, withdraws from society Japanese habits society
L'esprit de l'escalier Thinking of the perfect reply after the conversation is over. French friends interaction
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
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life
Volya (Воля) "Freedom" and "will", but also vast natural landscape Russian nature beauty
Duende The mysterious power of art to deeply move a person Spanish art feeling emotion
Gökotta To rise at dawn in order to go out and listen to the birds sing Swedish nature beauty
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Fuchsteufelswütend Literal: 'Fox devil angry'; steaming with rage German adverse stress emotion
Fucha To use company time and resources for one's own purposes Portuguese work adverse
Hinna "To find the time” or “to be on time” Swedish time
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Neko-neko Someone that has a novel idea that only makes things worse Indonesian funny creative
Siwon Usually meanng cool or cold, but when used in the context of dining, means the taste which achieves the ideal umami such that the food feels cool Korean food attribute
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
Kulturbärare Lit. culture-bearer or culture-carrier; a phenomenon (e.g., person or idea) that upholds a culture and/or moves it forward. Swedish culture
Vipāka (विपाक) Ripening; the result, ripening or maturation of karma. Sanskrit growth
Jayus A joke that is so unfunny (or told so badly) that you just have to laugh. Indonesian funny
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Tôpäj (төпәй) Interjection that is used to forewarn a child of falling Bashkir action
Shalom (שָׁלוֹם) peace, harmony, wholeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity; used also as a greeting/parting salutation. Hebrew positive
Waldeinsamkeit The feeling of solitude in the woods German nature beauty
Vergüenza ajena Shame or embarrassment felt as a result of the actions of others Spanish adverse feeling
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
Fingerspitzengefühl Literal: “finger tips feeling", but means an intuitive feel or to have one's finger on the pulse German feeling
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty



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