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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Wintercearig Literally "winter sorrow"; a feeling of deep sadness realted to the cold, still, dark nature of winter English weather emotion 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
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
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
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Fucha To use company time and resources for one's own purposes Portuguese work adverse
Mágoa A heart-breaking feeling that leaves long-lasting traces, visible in gestures and facial expressions Portuguese adverse emotion
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Chingada An imaginery, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
Tsundoku Acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them Japanese adverse
Zažitjsja (зажиться) To keep living beyond the point where one feels they would be better off dead Russian dead adverse
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
poshlost (пошлость) Used to describe situations where things are being sold under the premise "that the greatest joy can be bought" Russian adverse extreme
Koshatnik A dealer in stolen cats Russian adverse character work
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
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Dolgostroj (долгострой) A construction project that seems to go on forever Russian time adverse
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling

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