Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Półtora Specific word for one and a half of something Polish measurement
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
Kertek The sound of dry leaves or twigs being trodden underfoot Malay sound nature
Rocambolesco Stunning action that requires extreme audacity; literally means "there's no need" as in "there's no need to thank you" Italian extreme surprise
Adronitis Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone English friends connection
Riposo Rest, repose; a nap; cf. siesta. Italian event society
Eunoia A well-mind; beautiful thinking Greek beauty
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
Mecnun "madly in love" to the point of actual mental instability Turkish love emotion
Sankocha The feeling of embarrassment due to receiving an inordinate or extravagent gift/favor, making you feel as though you need to return a favor that you can't Kannada feeling
Desenrascar An informal word that means the act of figuring out things Portuguese thinking growth
Erkelmek Teasing someone with repeating what they say Nogay interaction funny
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
Nja Combining no (nej) and yes (ja); neither yes or no (or both yes and no); expressing uncertainty. Swedish measurement
Andria (ανδρεία) Both valour and courage, expressed in actions in front of the face of danger Greek strength character
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
Rén (仁) Humanity, benevolence; the positive feeling enjoyed by a virtuous person through altruistic behaviour. Chinese positive
Commuovere "Heartwarming,” but specifically refers to a story that moved you to tears Italian beauty interaction emotion
Jugaad (जुगाड) the ability to 'make do' or 'get by'. Hindi life
Ser/Estar The verb 'to be' is two different verbs in Spanish. Ser is 'what you are' and estar is 'how you are/where you are' Spanish attribute
Schulbildend Inspiring or leading to the creation of schools of thought. German growth philosophy
Tôpäj (төпәй) Interjection that is used to forewarn a child of falling Bashkir action
Dreich Of weather: extremely dull, miserably dreary, a combination of cloud, rain, fog, wetness and coldness - all at the same time Scottish weather adverse
Athazagoraphobia The fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored, or being replaced English reflection thinking
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Yoisho A word without meaning, said when flopping into a chair after a hard day at work or lifting a heavy bag. Japanese event physical work
Nekojita (ねこじた) Literally "cat's tongue"; a person who is sensitive to hot food and especially hot drinks Japanese food attribute
Umarell A term referring specifically to men of retirement age who spend their time watching construction sites, especially roadworks – stereotypically with hands clasped behind their back and offering unwanted advice Italian attribute
Geis Taboo, prohibition; injunction; something you do (or don’t do), upon which your life depends, or which defines your life. Irish change fate




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