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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Verklempt Completely overcome with emotion Yiddish emotion
cāral (சாரல்) A gentle secondary drizzle either from a waterfall or rain Tamil nature
Philoxenia (Φιλοξενία) Love of strangers, guests; a hospitable act of welcome. Greek society
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
Koi No Yokan The feeling upon meeting someone that falling in love with them is inevitable. Japanese love
Cwtch Wrapping of your arms around someone to make them feel safe in the world Welsh love connection
Drachenfutter A gift to your significant other as a form of apology German love feeling
Carpe Diem Make the most of the present moment or opportunity. Lit. sieze the day. Latin positive
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Bilita Mpash Opposite of a nightmare Bantu positive event
Kertek The sound of dry leaves or twigs being trodden underfoot Malay sound nature
Sitzfleisch Having "Sitzfleisch": being persistent enough to complete a tough or big task German strength growth
Kintsukuroi To repair with gold. Understanding that a piece is more beautiful for having broken. Japanese beauty change
Istories me arkoudes Literal: 'stories with bears'; stories that are so crazy, they can't be true Greek extreme funny
Mangomoment "What can I do now for you, to make you happy?" Dutch love friends connection
Glückspilz A lucky person ("lucky mushroom") German positive
Mātauranga The comprehension, or understanding of the universe Nogay awareness thinking reflection
Chindogu A person seemingly inventing ingenious everyday gadgets that seem like an ideal solution to a particular problem, but are in fact nothing more than a useless gag Japanese creative funny
Ta'arof (تعارف) The complicated set of niceties and social rules to be observed as a form of good manners and proper etiquette Persian society interaction
Attaccabottone Something that you long to get away from but struggle to Italian adverse
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute
Ikigai A reason for being; the thing that gets you up in the morning. Japanese growth happiness
Bildung education, formation, acculturation, cultivation, development. German cultural
Kusukusu The suppressed giggling and tittering of a group of women Japanese sound friends funny



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