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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Voorpret That feeling of excitement you get even before an event actually takes place. Literally translates to “pre-fun.” Dutch happiness feeling exciting
Mudita The pleasure that comes from delighting in other people's well-being or happiness Sanskrit happiness positive empathy
Wintercearig Literally "winter sorrow"; a feeling of deep sadness related to the cold, still, dark nature of winter English weather emotion adverse
Sturmfrei Having the house or flat to oneself German event
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
Qì zhì (氣质) Quality of character, disposition, style, charm, attractiveness, magnetism. Chinese attribute positive
Avoir la molle A listless unwillingness to do any work French adverse
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
Tüddelig Sweet, elderly, and senile German character
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Eesome Pleasing to the eye English beauty
Vabba To be at home with the kids Swedish family
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek awareness
Sóphrosuné (σωφροσύνη) excellence of character and soundness of mind; leads to other beneficial qualities, such as moderation and self-control. Greek awareness
Qualunquismo Political apathy; people who really don’t care very much about politics and related issues in society Italian society
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Dozywocie Parental contract with children guaranteeing lifelong support Polish family love strength
Chaval al hazman (חבל אל הזמן) Literally "shame on time"; referring to an amazing experience that you don't want to end Yiddish beauty happiness time
Istories me arkoudes Literal: 'stories with bears'; stories that are so crazy, they can't be true Greek extreme funny
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
kaṟpu (கற்பு) Determination to chastity, even in the face of adversity Tamil strength
Półtora Specific word for one and a half of something Polish measurement
Greng-jai The feeling of not wanting to impose Thai feeling society
Tîeow (เที่ยว) To wander or roam around in a carefree way. Thai travel positive change



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