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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Wei-wu-wei "Action without action" or effortless doing; conscious non-action; the deliberate and principled decision to do nothing for a reason. Chinese action life
Sumud (صمود) steadfastness, a determined struggle to persist. Arabic growth strength
(يقبرني) Ya'aburnee A declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person because of how difficult it would be to live without them. Arabic love connection fate
Mitonner Cooking with passion French food love beauty
Hikikomori Reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement Japanese society
L'appel du vide Describes the instinctive urge to jump from high places French habits physical
Tempus fugit Time flies, flees, escapes. Latin time
Fuubutsushi The things – feelings, scents, images – that evoke memories or anticipation for a particular season. Japanese time
Víðsýni A panoramic view; open-mindedness. Icelandic visual
Stushevatsya To fade into the background Russian action
Dépaysement The feeling of being in an environment that you are not used to French feeling awareness change
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Nadryv When a person releases intimate, deeply hidden feelings, sometimes that do not truly exist; imaginary, excessively exaggerated and distorted feelings Russian emotion extreme
Vergüenza ajena Shame or embarrassment felt as a result of the actions of others Spanish adverse feeling
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
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Tôpäj (төпәй) Interjection that is used to forewarn a child of falling Bashkir action
Dhurna Extorting payment from someone by sitting at their front door and staying there until you get paid Hindi action persistence
Schnapsidee An idea you have when you're drunk and will probably not considered anymore once you're sober German thinking change
Konfliktfähigkeit the ability to manage interpersonal conflict constructivly, without becoming personally involved. German growth
Eesome Pleasing to the eye English beauty
Að redda To save someone or fix something in a time sensitive manner. Icelandic time
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
Sophrosyne A healthy state of mind, characterized by self-control, moderation, and a deep awareness of one's true self, and resulting in one's true happiness. Greek awareness happiness reflection



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