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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
uḷaṟu (உளறு) To say something that should not be or to say somethng nonsensical or unrelated Tamil awareness adverse
Empalagoso Too sweet. Adjective to say you ate something so sweet that you got sick of it. Spanish food adverse change
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse
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
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
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
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Toska (тоска) At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. Russian adverse philosophy
Vergüenza ajena Shame or embarrassment felt as a result of the actions of others Spanish adverse feeling
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse
Házisárkány Literally "indoor dragon"; a nagging restless spouse Hungarian family stress adverse
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Zažitjsja (зажиться) To keep living beyond the point where one feels they would be better off dead Russian dead adverse
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
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
Myötähäpeä Secondhand embarrassment Finnish adverse feeling
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food



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