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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Schadenfreude To be happy when things go wrong for someone else German adverse society
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Toska (тоска) At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. Russian adverse philosophy
Dor The heartbreak and sense of longing you feel because you’re separated from your love Romanian love adverse
Házisárkány Literally "indoor dragon"; a nagging restless spouse Hungarian family stress adverse
Lus Desire, craving; greed; fancy, cupidity; inclination, tendency. Afrikaans 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
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Sayang Describes when you've wasted an opportunity Tagalog adverse reflection
Dolgostroj (долгострой) A construction project that seems to go on forever Russian time 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
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
moņ (моң) Sadness; melody; lyricism Bashkir adverse music
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Gula Gluttony, greed; indulgence; eating simply for the taste (i.e., not from hunger). Spanish adverse
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse
Avoir la molle A listless unwillingness to do any work French adverse
Attaccabottone Something that you long to get away from but struggle to Italian adverse
Wintercearig Literally "winter sorrow"; a feeling of deep sadness related to the cold, still, dark nature of winter English weather emotion adverse



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