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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
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
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
poshlost (пошлость) Used to describe situations where things are being sold under the premise "that the greatest joy can be bought" Russian adverse extreme
Erinmek Not doing something you have to do just because you don’t want to; being a prick Nogay adverse
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Koshatnik A dealer in stolen cats Russian adverse character work
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
moņ (моң) Sadness; melody; lyricism Bashkir adverse music
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Spätzünder A person who needs a long time to understands sth/ so who makes belated progress of personal development German adverse
Myötähäpeä Secondhand embarrassment Finnish adverse feeling
Toska (тоска) At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. Russian adverse philosophy
Jaksaa A lack of enthusiasm to do something Finnish adverse habits
Shadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Charmolypi "Joy-making sorrow". A mixed feeling of happiness while being sad. Greek happiness adverse philosophy
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Zažitjsja (зажиться) To keep living beyond the point where one feels they would be better off dead Russian dead adverse
Wú (無) Negative, void, nothingness, non-being; can imply 'neither yes nor no'. Chinese adverse



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