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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Zhì (智) Wisdom, perspicacity, knowledge. Chinese thinking awareness
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
Eomchina Contraction of the phrase "Mom's friend's son". Academically successful (and possibly wealthy) male student who is the target of envy among others Korean family society work
Jayus A joke that is so unfunny (or told so badly) that you just have to laugh. Indonesian funny
Empalagoso Too sweet. Adjective to say you ate something so sweet that you got sick of it. Spanish food adverse change
Bilita Mpash Opposite of a nightmare Bantu positive event
Dapjeongneo Used when someone asks a question despite knowing the answer, expecting the listener to make a smart and studied guess Korean society interaction
Jaksaa A lack of enthusiasm to do something Finnish adverse habits
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Kenshō (見性) Seeing (ken) one’s nature or essence (shō); perceiving one’s Buddha nature; sometimes interpreted as an initial or brief awakening. Japanese awareness growth
mångata The roadlike reflection of moonlight on water Swedish nature beauty
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Raspafiestas An adjective to describe a person who doesn't go until the party is over. Spanish habits attribute friends
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
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Mahj Looking beautiful after having a disease Tamil beauty change
Arbejdsglæde Litearlly "work happiness"; the feeling of happiness provoked by a satisfying job Danish work happiness feeling
Tîeow (เที่ยว) To wander or roam around in a carefree way. Thai travel positive change
Ilunga The capacity to forgive once, tolerate a second time, but never a third time. Conveys the progression toward intolerance. Tshiluba growth emotion reflection
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food



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