Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Istories me arkoudes Literal: 'stories with bears'; stories that are so crazy, they can't be true Greek extreme funny
Épater les bourgeois To shock the middle classes French society surprise extreme
Chutzpah Insolence, cheek, audacity. Commonly used to describe someone when they have crossed the line of acceptable behavior Yiddish extreme
poshlost (пошлость) Used to describe situations where things are being sold under the premise "that the greatest joy can be bought" Russian adverse extreme
Rocambolesco Stunning action that requires extreme audacity; literally means "there's no need" as in "there's no need to thank you" Italian extreme surprise
Erbsenzähler Literally "a person who literally counts their peas"; someone who is nitpicky and always trying to make things perfect German attribute measurement extreme
Nadryv When a person releases intimate, deeply hidden feelings, sometimes that do not truly exist; imaginary, excessively exaggerated and distorted feelings Russian emotion extreme
L’ecole stratim (לאכול סרטים) Literally "to eat motives"; describing a person that loves drama Yiddish extreme interaction
Hwyl A passion and fervour for a competitive event like a poetry reading or a rugby match that fills your entire body with a sense of belonging. Welsh emotion extreme




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