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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Schadenfreude To be happy when things go wrong for someone else German adverse society
Tulak ng bibig, kabig ng dibdib. Pretending to dislike something, when it reality you actually like it. Literal translation, "push of the mouth, pull (drawing closer to self) of the chest". Tagalog action
(يقبرني) Ya'aburnee A way to declare your hope that your loved one will outlive you because of how unbearable it would be to live without them. Arabic love time strength
Arbejdsglæde Litearlly "work happiness"; the feeling of happiness provoked by a satisfying job Danish work happiness feeling
Ilunga The capacity to forgive once, tolerate a second time, but never a third time. Conveys the progression toward intolerance. Tshiluba growth emotion reflection
Salām (سلام) Peace, harmony, wholeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity; used also as a greeting/parting salutation. Arabic positive
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek awareness
Offing The deep, distant stretch of the ocean that is still visible from the land; the foreseeable future English nature beauty
Nadryv When a person releases intimate, deeply hidden feelings, sometimes that do not truly exist; imaginary, excessively exaggerated and distorted feelings Russian emotion extreme
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Jugaad (जुगाड) the ability to 'make do' or 'get by'. Hindi life
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Zeg The day after tomorrow Georgian time measurement
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian physical
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Metanoia The journey of changing ones mind, heart, self, or way of life English growth change
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Dolgostroj (долгострой) A construction project that seems to go on forever Russian time adverse
Lus Desire, craving; greed; fancy, cupidity; inclination, tendency. Afrikaans adverse
Sitzfleisch Having "Sitzfleisch": being persistent enough to complete a tough or big task German strength growth
Wejbet Unwanted/inconvenient social and family obligations that are somewhat necessary to maintain good relations Arabic family interaction cultural
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
La douleur exquise The pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have French feeling awareness love
moņ (моң) Sadness; melody; lyricism Bashkir adverse music



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