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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Schadenfreude To be happy when things go wrong for someone else German adverse society
uḷaṟu (உளறு) To say something that should not be or to say somethng nonsensical or unrelated Tamil awareness adverse
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
moņ (моң) Sadness; melody; lyricism Bashkir adverse music
Dor The heartbreak and sense of longing you feel because you’re separated from your love Romanian love adverse
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Zgabalj Mixture of all the bad things in the world, combined Serbian 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
Weemoed Lit. sadness, woe (wee) courage, daring, mood (moed); soft mood; light melancholy; having the strength to overcome a feeling of sorrow (e.g., arising in relation to nostalgia). Dutch adverse growth
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Tsundoku Acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them Japanese adverse
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Myötähäpeä Secondhand embarrassment Finnish adverse feeling
Paasa A person who leads someone on (intentionally or not). Appearing as if they are genuinely interested romantically when they aren’t Tagalog adverse interaction awareness
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Empalagoso Too sweet. Adjective to say you ate something so sweet that you got sick of it. Spanish food adverse change
Wú (無) Negative, void, nothingness, non-being; can imply 'neither yes nor no'. Chinese adverse
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Yuputka A word made for walking in the woods at night, it’s the phantom sensation of something crawling on your skin Ulwa nature adverse
Lus Desire, craving; greed; fancy, cupidity; inclination, tendency. Afrikaans adverse



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