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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Anteayer The day before yesteraday Spanish measurement
Sud’ba (судьба). Fate, destiny, fortune Russian fate change life
Jaksaa A lack of enthusiasm to do something Finnish adverse habits
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Schnappsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creativity
mångata The roadlike reflection of moonlight on water Swedish nature beauty
Mysig To describe anything with an unexpectedly relaxing vibe Swedish positive
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
La douleur exquise The pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have French feeling awareness love
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute
Schulbildend Inspiring or leading to the creation of schools of thought. German growth philosophy
Énouement The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self. French awareness philosophy
Feierabend End of the work day German event
Manna A sudden or unexpected help, advantage, or aid to success English change positive
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Bilita Mpash Opposite of a nightmare Bantu positive event
Seny Common sense, is a form of ancestral Catalan wisdom or sensibleness. It involves well-pondered perception of situations, level-headedness, awareness, integrity, and right action Catalan positive character
Raspafiestas An adjective to describe a person who doesn't go until the party is over. Spanish habits attribute friends
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
Sankocha The feeling of embarrassment due to receiving an inordinate or extravagent gift/favor, making you feel as though you need to return a favor that you can't Kannada feeling
Strikhedonia The joy of being able to say "to hell with it" English positive
Qualunquismo Political apathy; people who really don’t care very much about politics and related issues in society Italian society

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