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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Egyszer volt budán kutyavásár Literal: "there was a dog-market in Buda only once"; translates to essentially a once in a lifetime opportunity Hungarian life fate exciting
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Altschmerz Weariness with the same old issues that you've always had - the same boring flaws and anxieties that you've been gnawing for years. German adverse growth attribute
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
Istories me arkoudes Literal: 'stories with bears'; stories that are so crazy, they can't be true Greek extreme funny
Nedoperepitj (недоперепить) To drink more than one should have, but less than one would have wanted. To fail to drink too much. Russian funny action
Philotimo (φιλότιμο) The inner impulse to act well and in alignment with the moral virtues that represent one's own society and upbringing Greek society character family
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
Yuputka A word made for walking in the woods at night, it’s the phantom sensation of something crawling on your skin Ulwa nature adverse
Obhimaan (অভিমান ) Anger, or something close to it, at being upset with a loved one. Abhiman is not anger or sorrow. It is a temporary expression of a feeling about a loved one that he or she is supposed to address. Bengali adverse feeling
Mamihlapinatapai Two people looking at each other each hoping the other will do what both desire but neither is willing to do. Yaghan love connection awareness
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Dor The heartbreak and sense of longing you feel because you’re separated from your love Romanian love adverse
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
L'esprit de l'escalier Thinking of the perfect reply after the conversation is over. French friends interaction
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action sress
Attaccabottone Something that you long to get away from but struggle to Italian adverse
Vaitherichal The feeling that you get when someone has something that you lack, however you are not jealous, yet instead feel as though they should not possess that because you don't Tamil adverse thinking
Harkla The little coughing noise one makes, often before giving a speech or dislodging a piece of cinnamon bun from their throat Swedish action
Mauri ora The essence that animates humans Nogay character
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
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
Volya (Воля) "Freedom" and "will", but also vast natural landscape Russian nature beauty
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character attribute
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Cúbóg A collection of Easter eggs Irish physical



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