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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Jhoota Food eaten by someone and left in the plate Hindi food
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Ikigai A reason for being; the thing that gets you up in the morning. Japanese growth happiness
Insouciant Free from worry, concern, or anxiety English positive
Vozdukh (Воздух) "Air" but also "the stack of spirit". To breathe in is to "take the spirit inside". Russian beauty physical
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Ignōrāmus Lit. ‘we do not know’ (e.g., the spirit of scientific enquiry), or ‘we take no notice of’ (used in legal contexts, e.g., when deemed evidence to be inadmissible). Latin philosophy growth
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
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Resol That kind of sun light, non direct, when the sun is covered by clouds that still hurts the eyes. Mallorquín nature
Mahj Looking beautiful after having a disease Tamil beauty change
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
Nehrotit to Literal: “Not to make X into a sharp point"; a choice not to stress about something Czech stress happiness
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Volta During certain hours of the early evening, around dusk, everyone in the town who might feel like going for a walk takes a saunter or stroll up and down the main street Greek time physical nature
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Tizita (ትዝታ) A bittersweet remembrance and longing for a time, person, thing gone by. Amharic time thinking
Erbsenzähler Literally "a person who literally counts their peas"; someone who is nitpicky and always trying to make things perfect German attribue measurement extreme
Beschaulich Quiet, pensive; living a simple life; pleasantly contemplative, unhurried in a fashion that inspires mental well-being. German positive
Mambo Someone that still lives with their mother Swedish family persistence society
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
Innerer Schweinehund Literal: 'Inner pig dog'; the lazy voice in your head. It symbolizes the part of you that doesn’t want to go jogging, that prefers staying at home with chocolate and pizza and is just generally lazy. German feeling life health
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
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
Filotimo A friend of honour, but it also implies dignity, pride, sacrifice and respect Greek character friends



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