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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
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
Dolgostroj (долгострой) A construction project that seems to go on forever Russian time adverse
Attaccabottone Something that you long to get away from but struggle to Italian adverse
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Charmolypi "Joy-making sorrow". A mixed feeling of happiness while being sad. Greek happiness adverse philosophy
Sielvartas Literal translation as “soul tumbling” used as grief or resentment Lithuanian adverse thinking emotion
Erinmek Not doing something you have to do just because you don’t want to; being a prick Nogay adverse
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Gula Gluttony, greed; indulgence; eating simply for the taste (i.e., not from hunger). Spanish adverse
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
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
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
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
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Avoir la molle A listless unwillingness to do any work French adverse
Chingada An imaginary, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
uḷaṟu (உளறு) To say something that should not be or to say somethng nonsensical or unrelated Tamil awareness adverse



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