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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Vaitherichal The feeling that you get when someone has something that you lack, however you are not jealous, yet instead feel as though they should not possess that because you don't Tamil adverse thinking
uḷaṟu (உளறு) To say something that should not be or to say somethng nonsensical or unrelated Tamil awareness adverse
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Vergüenza ajena Shame or embarrassment felt as a result of the actions of others Spanish adverse feeling
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
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
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Spätzünder A person who needs a long time to understands sth/ so who makes belated progress of personal development German adverse
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
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
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
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
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
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Obhimaan (অভিমান ) Anger, or something close to it, at being upset with a loved one. Abhiman is not anger or sorrow. It is a temporary expression of a feeling about a loved one that he or she is supposed to address. Bengali adverse feeling
Wú (無) Negative, void, nothingness, non-being; can imply 'neither yes nor no'. Chinese adverse
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
Fuchsteufelswütend Literal: 'Fox devil angry'; steaming with rage German adverse stress emotion
Sielvartas Literal translation as “soul tumbling” used as grief or resentment Lithuanian adverse thinking emotion



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