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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Metanoia The journey of changing ones mind, heart, self, or way of life English growth change
Ignōrāmus Lit. ‘we do not know’ (e.g., the spirit of scientific enquiry), or ‘we take no notice of’ (used in legal contexts, e.g., when deemed evidence to be inadmissible). Latin philosophy growth
Sitzfleisch Having "Sitzfleisch": being persistent enough to complete a tough or big task German strength growth
Kyoiku mama A mother who relentlessly pushes her children toward academic achievement Japanese family work growth
Vipāka (विपाक) Ripening; the result, ripening or maturation of karma. Sanskrit growth
Desenrascar An informal word that means the act of figuring out things Portuguese thinking growth
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
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
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
kaizen Continuous growth Japanese growth
Sumud (صمود) steadfastness, a determined struggle to persist. Arabic growth strength
Sisu Extraordinary determination in the fact of adversity Finnish growth strength
Konfliktfähigkeit the ability to manage interpersonal conflict constructivly, without becoming personally involved. German growth
Otium The condition of being in control of one’s own time; leisure, free-time; ease, peace. Latin growth time habits
Guanxi (关系) An intimate connection between people which would benefit from the other in solving delicate problems or in achieving personal goals Chinese growth connection
Ilunga The capacity to forgive once, tolerate a second time, but never a third time. Conveys the progression toward intolerance. Tshiluba growth emotion reflection
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
Nepenthe Something that helps you forget grief or suffering Greek growth strength
Kenshō (見性) Seeing (ken) one’s nature or essence (shō); perceiving one’s Buddha nature; sometimes interpreted as an initial or brief awakening. Japanese awareness growth
Schulbildend Inspiring or leading to the creation of schools of thought. German growth philosophy
Ikigai A reason for being; the thing that gets you up in the morning. Japanese growth happiness
Merak A feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. It is the pursuit of small, daily pleasures that all add up to a great sense of happiness and fulfillment. Serbian positive growth



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