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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
moņ (моң) Sadness; melody; lyricism Bashkir adverse music
Wú (無) Negative, void, nothingness, non-being; can imply 'neither yes nor no'. Chinese adverse
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Vergüenza ajena Shame or embarrassment felt as a result of the actions of others Spanish adverse feeling
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Jaksaa A lack of enthusiasm to do something Finnish adverse habits
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Fucha To use company time and resources for one's own purposes Portuguese work adverse
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Gula Gluttony, greed; indulgence; eating simply for the taste (i.e., not from hunger). Spanish adverse
Dolgostroj (долгострой) A construction project that seems to go on forever Russian time adverse
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Fuchsteufelswütend Literal: 'Fox devil angry'; steaming with rage German adverse stress emotion
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Sielvartas Literal translation as “soul tumbling” used as grief or resentment Lithuanian adverse thinking emotion
Erinmek Not doing something you have to do just because you don’t want to; being a prick Nogay adverse
uḷaṟu (உளறு) To say something that should not be or to say somethng nonsensical or unrelated Tamil awareness adverse
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Avoir la molle A listless unwillingness to do any work French adverse
Wintercearig Literally "winter sorrow"; a feeling of deep sadness related to the cold, still, dark nature of winter English weather emotion adverse
Koshatnik A dealer in stolen cats Russian adverse character work



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