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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Avoir la molle A listless unwillingness to do any work French adverse
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
Dolgostroj (долгострой) A construction project that seems to go on forever Russian time adverse
uḷaṟu (உளறு) To say something that should not be or to say somethng nonsensical or unrelated Tamil awareness adverse
Sielvartas Literal translation as “soul tumbling” used as grief or resentment Lithuanian adverse thinking emotion
Schadenfreude To be happy when things go wrong for someone else German adverse society
Han Sorrow, regret, grief, resentment, "a dull ache of the soul", yet passive and not revenge seeking; waiting for the injustice to be righted Korean society persistence adverse
Myötähäpeä Secondhand embarrassment Finnish adverse feeling
Wintercearig Literally "winter sorrow"; a feeling of deep sadness related to the cold, still, dark nature of winter English weather emotion adverse
poshlost (пошлость) Used to describe situations where things are being sold under the premise "that the greatest joy can be bought" Russian adverse extreme
Empalagoso Too sweet. Adjective to say you ate something so sweet that you got sick of it. Spanish food adverse change
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse
Altschmerz Weariness with the same old issues that you've always had - the same boring flaws and anxieties that you've been gnawing for years. German adverse growth attribute
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Fucha To use company time and resources for one's own purposes Portuguese work adverse
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Toska (тоска) At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. Russian adverse philosophy
Sokaiya A man with a few shares in several companies who extorts money by threatening to come to the shareholders' meetings and cause trouble Japanese adverse



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