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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Friolero Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feel cold. Spanish attribute friends
Sitzfleisch Having "Sitzfleisch": being persistent enough to complete a tough or big task German strength growth
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Nja Combining no (nej) and yes (ja); neither yes or no (or both yes and no); expressing uncertainty. Swedish measurement
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Ukiyo The floating world - living in the moment, detached from the bothers of life Japanese creative visual art
Anecdoche A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. English friends life
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
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
Kenopsia The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. English change time
Yugen A profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe…and the sad beauty of human suffering. Japanese beauty awareness philosophy
Magari maybe, hopeful wish, wistful regret, in my dreams, if only. Italian thinking
Tampo Behaviour in which a person withdraws his or her affection or cheerfulness from a person who has hurt his or her feelings; when you're disappointed with someone yet do not express it directly Tagalog adverse emotion
Eudaimonia The contented happy state you feel when you travel Greek travel explore happiness
Dozywocie Parental contract with children guaranteeing lifelong support Polish family love strength
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse
Półtora Specific word for one and a half of something Polish measurement
Vagary An unpredictable instance, a wandering journey, a whimsical, wild, or unusual idea, desire, or action English change
Njuta to deeply enjoy, to profoundly appreciate. Swedish positive
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Ilunga The capacity to forgive once, tolerate a second time, but never a third time. Conveys the progression toward intolerance. Tshiluba growth emotion reflection
Putzfimmel Adjective for someone who is obsessed with cleaning German habits
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life



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