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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Riposo Rest, repose; a nap; cf. siesta. Italian event society
Sóphrosuné (σωφροσύνη) excellence of character and soundness of mind; leads to other beneficial qualities, such as moderation and self-control. Greek awareness
On (恩) A feeling of moral indebtedness, relating to a favour or blessing given by others. Japanese life
Oodal Overly exaggerated, fake anger that follows a lovers’ quarrel Tamil love event feeling
Carpe Diem Make the most of the present moment or opportunity. Lit. sieze the day. Latin positive
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
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
Numinous Describing an experience that makes you fearful yet fascinated, awed yet attracted - the powerful, personal feeling of being overwhelmed an inspired English beauty emotion
Neko-neko Someone that has a novel idea that only makes things worse Indonesian funny creative
Nedoperepitj (недоперепить) To drink more than one should have, but less than one would have wanted. To fail to drink too much. Russian funny action
Konfliktfähigkeit the ability to manage interpersonal conflict constructivly, without becoming personally involved. German growth
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
Ripsaspis (ρίψασπις) Literal: "the one that throws down his shield"; the one that gives in with dismay Greek action
Merak A feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. It is the pursuit of small, daily pleasures that all add up to a great sense of happiness and fulfillment. Serbian positive growth
Levensgenieter Someone who loves life deeply; is devoted Dutch life happiness positive
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
Filotimo A friend of honour, but it also implies dignity, pride, sacrifice and respect Greek character friends
Tatemae & Honne The contrast between a person's feelings and desires (honne) versus the behavior and opinions one displays in public (tatemae) Japanese feeling reflection character
Ikigai A reason for being; the thing that gets you up in the morning. Japanese growth happiness
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Arigata-meiwaku When someone does something for you that you didn’t want them to do, and having to express gratitude for the act Japanese interaction
Wintercearig Literally "winter sorrow"; a feeling of deep sadness related to the cold, still, dark nature of winter English weather emotion adverse
Arbejdsglæde Literally "work happiness"; the feeling of happiness provoked by a satisfying job Danish work happiness feeling
Adronitis Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone English friends connection



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