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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees English nature beauty
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Overskud Extra/excess energy; do have sufficient resources to do something; profit (in an economic context). Danish attribute
Acoy Something that is either very positive or negative Indonesian positive measurement
Tokka A large herd of reindeer Finnish nature
Zugzwang To be forced to make a move even though it will likely to be at your disadvantage German action interaction philosophy
Sehnsucht Thoughts and feelings about all facets of life that are unfinished or imperfect, paired with a yearning for ideal alternative experiences. German philosophy reflection
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
Commuovere "Heartwarming,” but specifically refers to a story that moved you to tears Italian beauty interaction emotion
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character attribute
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian physical
L’chaim (לְחַיִּים) Lit. ‘to life’. Hebrew life
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event
Jhoota Food eaten by someone and left in the plate Hindi food
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Friluftsliv “Free air life,” signifying a fundamental understanding of the positive impact of being in nature Norwegian nature health
Zeg The day after tomorrow Georgian time measurement
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
Koev li halev (כואב לי הלב) Literally "my head hurts", but used to convey empathy for someone's suffering Yiddish empathy connection
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Ser/Estar The verb 'to be' is two different verbs in Spanish. Ser is 'what you are' and estar is 'how you are/where you are' Spanish attribute
Kyoiku mama A mother who relentlessly pushes her children toward academic achievement Japanese family work growth
Capicua A number that doesn't vary if the numbers are inverted. Also it can be called a palindrome, but the word capicua refers especially to the numbers Catalan measurement



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