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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Listopad The falling of the leaves Russian nature event
Chantepleurer Singng and crying simultaneously French action
Flâner verb. to purposely wander, to decide to explore with no final destination. French explore travel
Papakata To have one leg shorter than the other Māori physical
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Fanaa (فناء) Used in a romantic, and spiritual sense. It could also mean breaking free, escaping ego, dying while your material body hasn’t Urdu fate love
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Philotimo Love of honour Greek character
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Spätzünder A person who needs a long time to understands sth/ so who makes belated progress of personal development German adverse
Mysa Can mean "cosying up" or "to snuggle", but in braoder sense, it means to "have a nice and relaxed time" Swedish happiness time
Amaeru To seek affection through doing things like clinging or pleading Japanese persistence
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
Sokaiya A man with a few shares in several companies who extorts money by threatening to come to the shareholders' meetings and cause trouble Japanese adverse
Jayus A joke that is so unfunny (or told so badly) that you just have to laugh. Indonesian funny
Friluftsliv “Free air life,” signifying a fundamental understanding of the positive impact of being in nature Norwegian nature health
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Énouement The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self. French awareness philosophy
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
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute



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