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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Dolgostroj (долгострой) A construction project that seems to go on forever Russian time adverse
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
Mágoa A heart-breaking feeling that leaves long-lasting traces, visible in gestures and facial expressions Portuguese adverse emotion
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Lus Desire, craving; greed; fancy, cupidity; inclination, tendency. Afrikaans adverse
Gula Gluttony, greed; indulgence; eating simply for the taste (i.e., not from hunger). Spanish adverse
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
Tsundoku Acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them Japanese adverse
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
Shadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
Erinmek Not doing something you have to do just because you don’t want to; being a prick Nogay adverse
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
Zažitjsja (зажиться) To keep living beyond the point where one feels they would be better off dead Russian dead adverse
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
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event 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
Myötähäpeä Secondhand embarrassment Finnish adverse feeling



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