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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Tizita (ትዝታ) A bittersweet remembrance and longing for a time, person, thing gone by. Amharic time thinking
Oodal Overly exaggerated, fake anger that follows a lovers’ quarrel Tamil love event feeling
Insouciant Free from worry, concern, or anxiety English positive
Lus Desire, craving; greed; fancy, cupidity; inclination, tendency. Afrikaans adverse
Friolero Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feel cold. Spanish attribute friends
Schnapsidee An idea you have when you're drunk and will probably not considered anymore once you're sober German thinking change
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute
Sayang Describes when you've wasted an opportunity Tagalog adverse reflection
Lagom Not too much and not too little Swedish measurement
L'esprit de l'escalier Thinking of the perfect reply after the conversation is over. French friends interaction
Cynefin A place where a person or an animal feels it ought to live and belong; it is where nature around you feels right and welcoming Welsh nature feeling
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Nadryv (Надрыв) Literally means "to tear or break", but can also mean the inner tension of someone who is about to break Russian stress emotion
Épater les bourgeois To shock the middle classes French society surprise extreme
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees English nature beauty
Eudaimonia The contented happy state you feel when you travel Greek travel explore happiness
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Hiraeth A deep longing for home Welsh reflection feeling
Spannungsbogen A sequence of events which build up suspense and/or tension German event exciting
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
Nekama A man who pretends to be a woman on the internet Japanese society
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Tokka A large herd of reindeer Finnish nature
Kusukusu The suppressed giggling and tittering of a group of women Japanese sound friends funny
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling

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