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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Shadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Mágoa A heart-breaking feeling that leaves long-lasting traces, visible in gestures and facial expressions Portuguese adverse emotion
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
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
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
Tsundoku Acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them Japanese adverse
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
Wú (無) Negative, void, nothingness, non-being; can imply 'neither yes nor no'. Chinese adverse
Fuchsteufelswütend Literal: 'Fox devil angry'; steaming with rage German adverse stress emotion
Ngaobera A slight inflammation of the throat caused by screaming too much Pascuense adverse action health
Jaksaa A lack of enthusiasm to do something Finnish adverse habits
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
Chingada An imaginary, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
moņ (моң) Sadness; melody; lyricism Bashkir adverse music
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
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
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
Tampo Behaviour in which a person withdraws his or her affection or cheerfulness from a person who has hurt his or her feelings; when you're disappointed with someone yet do not express it directly Tagalog adverse emotion
Erinmek Not doing something you have to do just because you don’t want to; being a prick Nogay adverse
Fucha To use company time and resources for one's own purposes Portuguese work adverse
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Dor The heartbreak and sense of longing you feel because you’re separated from your love Romanian love adverse



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