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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Erinmek Not doing something you have to do just because you don’t want to; being a prick Nogay adverse
Házisárkány Literally "indoor dragon"; a nagging restless spouse Hungarian family stress adverse
Sayang Describes when you've wasted an opportunity Tagalog adverse reflection
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
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
Spätzünder A person who needs a long time to understands sth/ so who makes belated progress of personal development German adverse
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Fuchsteufelswütend Literal: 'Fox devil angry'; steaming with rage German adverse stress emotion
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
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
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
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
Gula Gluttony, greed; indulgence; eating simply for the taste (i.e., not from hunger). Spanish adverse
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Attaccabottone Something that you long to get away from but struggle to Italian adverse
Charmolypi "Joy-making sorrow". A mixed feeling of happiness while being sad. Greek happiness adverse philosophy
Tsundoku Acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them Japanese adverse



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