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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Egyszer volt budán kutyavásár Literal: "there was a dog-market in Buda only once"; translates to essentially a once in a lifetime opportunity Hungarian life fate exciting
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian physical
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Offing The deep, distant stretch of the ocean that is still visible from the land; the foreseeable future English nature beauty
kaizen Continuous growth Japanese growth
Kucir A tuft of hair left to grow on top of an otherwise bald head Indonesian physical change
Sturmfrei Having the house or flat to oneself German event
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Krawattenmuffel Someone who'd rather not wear a tie German clothing habits
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Wei-wu-wei "Action without action" or effortless doing; conscious non-action; the deliberate and principled decision to do nothing for a reason. Chinese action life
poshlost (пошлость) Used to describe situations where things are being sold under the premise "that the greatest joy can be bought" Russian adverse extreme
Seigneur-terrasse Someone who spends time, but not money, at a café French funny life
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
Wintercearig Literally "winter sorrow"; a feeling of deep sadness related to the cold, still, dark nature of winter English weather emotion adverse
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Koshatnik A dealer in stolen cats Russian adverse character work
Qualunquismo Political apathy; people who really don’t care very much about politics and related issues in society Italian society
Mahalo Thankfulness, appreciation, and gratitude as a way of living Hawaiian positive
Te (德) Virtue; morality; integrity; inner power. Chinese strength
Tîeow (เที่ยว) To wander or roam around in a carefree way. Thai travel positive change
Aeipathy A continued passion; an unyielding disease English persistence
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
Zgabalj Mixture of all the bad things in the world, combined Serbian adverse society
Naz The pride that comes from knowing that you are loved no matter what you do Urdu love strength positive




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