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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Házisárkány Literally "indoor dragon"; a nagging restless spouse Hungarian family stress adverse
Toska (тоска) At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. Russian adverse philosophy
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Attaccabottone Something that you long to get away from but struggle to Italian adverse
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Altschmerz Weariness with the same old issues that you've always had - the same boring flaws and anxieties that you've been gnawing for years. German adverse growth attribute
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
Spätzünder A person who needs a long time to understands sth/ so who makes belated progress of personal development German adverse
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
Shadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
Mágoa A heart-breaking feeling that leaves long-lasting traces, visible in gestures and facial expressions Portuguese adverse emotion
Charmolypi "Joy-making sorrow". A mixed feeling of happiness while being sad. Greek happiness adverse philosophy
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
Chingada An imaginary, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
Fuchsteufelswütend Literal: 'Fox devil angry'; steaming with rage German adverse stress emotion
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse



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