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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Philotimo (φιλότιμο) The inner impulse to act well and in alignment with the moral virtues that represent one's own society and upbringing Greek society character family
Kæk Spirited, bold, cheeky, cocky. Danish attribute
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel physical
Beschaulich Quiet, pensive; living a simple life; pleasantly contemplative, unhurried in a fashion that inspires mental well-being. German positive
Sóphrosuné (σωφροσύνη) excellence of character and soundness of mind; leads to other beneficial qualities, such as moderation and self-control. Greek awareness
Hiraeth A deep longing for home Welsh reflection feeling
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Ayurnamat The philosophy that there is no point in worrying about events that cannot be changed Inuktitut philosophy
Zanshin (残心) Lit. ‘remaining/enduring heart-mind’; a state of relaxed mental alertness (especially in the face of danger or stress). Japanese awareness
Bababa ba? Is it going down? (In the context of an elevator) Tagalog action
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Schnappsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creativity
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Kulturbärare Lit. culture-bearer or culture-carrier; a phenomenon (e.g., person or idea) that upholds a culture and/or moves it forward. Swedish culture
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
Koev li halev (כואב לי הלב) Literally "my head hurts", but used to convey empathy for someone's suffering Yiddish empathy connection
Mudita The pleasure that comes from delighting in other people's well-being or happiness Sanskrit happiness positive empathy
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian physical
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Jugaad (जुगाड) the ability to 'make do' or 'get by'. Hindi life
Að redda To save someone or fix something in a time sensitive manner. Icelandic time
Kilig It is the sudden feeling of an inexplicable joy one gets when something romantic or idealistic occurs; butterflies. Tagalog feeling love connection



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