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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
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
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
Shadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse
Chingada An imaginary, 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
Sielvartas Literal translation as “soul tumbling” used as grief or resentment Lithuanian adverse thinking emotion
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
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
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse
Mágoa A heart-breaking feeling that leaves long-lasting traces, visible in gestures and facial expressions Portuguese adverse emotion
Wintercearig Literally "winter sorrow"; a feeling of deep sadness related to the cold, still, dark nature of winter English weather emotion adverse
Fucha To use company time and resources for one's own purposes Portuguese work adverse
Schadenfreude To be happy when things go wrong for someone else German adverse society
uḷaṟu (உளறு) To say something that should not be or to say somethng nonsensical or unrelated Tamil awareness adverse
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
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
Lus Desire, craving; greed; fancy, cupidity; inclination, tendency. Afrikaans adverse



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