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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Schadenfreude To be happy when things go wrong for someone else German adverse society
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Toska (тоска) At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. Russian adverse philosophy
Avoir la molle A listless unwillingness to do any work French adverse
Zgabalj Mixture of all the bad things in the world, combined Serbian adverse society
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Dolgostroj (долгострой) A construction project that seems to go on forever Russian time adverse
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
moņ (моң) Sadness; melody; lyricism Bashkir adverse music
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
Házisárkány Literally "indoor dragon"; a nagging restless spouse Hungarian family stress adverse
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
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
poshlost (пошлость) Used to describe situations where things are being sold under the premise "that the greatest joy can be bought" Russian adverse extreme
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
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
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Jaksaa A lack of enthusiasm to do something Finnish adverse habits
Attaccabottone Something that you long to get away from but struggle to Italian adverse
Erinmek Not doing something you have to do just because you don’t want to; being a prick Nogay adverse
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
Fuchsteufelswütend Literal: 'Fox devil angry'; steaming with rage German adverse stress emotion



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