Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Arbejdsglæde Literally "work happiness"; the feeling of happiness provoked by a satisfying job Danish work happiness feeling
Haiku (俳句) A form of Japanese poetry, usually just 17 syllables long (with lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables), involving the sudden juxtapositions of ideas or images, and often focused on natural (e.g., seasonal) phenomena. Japanese art
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life
L'esprit de l'escalier Thinking of the perfect reply after the conversation is over. French friends interaction
Spätzünder A person who needs a long time to understands sth/ so who makes belated progress of personal development German adverse
Avos' Doing something without planning, without putting in much effort, yet counting on success Russian luck
Abendrot The colour of the sky when the sun is setting German nature beauty
Oneirataxia The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality English awareness feeling
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Anima Soul; spirit; breath; mind Latin positive awareness
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
piñcu (பிஞ்சு) Young, baby fruit Tamil food
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute
Tîeow (เที่ยว) To wander or roam around in a carefree way. Thai travel positive change
Cwtch Wrapping of your arms around someone to make them feel safe in the world Welsh love connection
Apapachar Pamper a person especially when she or he is sad Spanish action
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Voetstoots A sale where the thing is sold as is or with all its faults without any guarantees Afrikaans action
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Redamancy The act of loving the one who loves you; a returned love in full English love emotion
Obhimaan (অভিমান ) Anger, or something close to it, at being upset with a loved one. Abhiman is not anger or sorrow. It is a temporary expression of a feeling about a loved one that he or she is supposed to address. Bengali adverse feeling




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