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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
poshlost (пошлость) Used to describe situations where things are being sold under the premise "that the greatest joy can be bought" Russian adverse extreme
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Schadenfreude To be happy when things go wrong for someone else German adverse society
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
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
Charmolypi "Joy-making sorrow". A mixed feeling of happiness while being sad. Greek happiness adverse philosophy
Erinmek Not doing something you have to do just because you don’t want to; being a prick Nogay adverse
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Wú (無) Negative, void, nothingness, non-being; can imply 'neither yes nor no'. Chinese adverse
Myötähäpeä Secondhand embarrassment Finnish adverse feeling
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Koshatnik A dealer in stolen cats Russian adverse character work
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
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
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
Lus Desire, craving; greed; fancy, cupidity; inclination, tendency. Afrikaans adverse
Mágoa A heart-breaking feeling that leaves long-lasting traces, visible in gestures and facial expressions Portuguese adverse emotion
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food



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