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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Levensgenieter Someone who loves life deeply; is devoted Dutch life happiness positive
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
Livsnjutare Someone who loves life deeply Swedish love life beauty
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Innerer Schweinehund Literal: 'Inner pig dog'; the lazy voice in your head. It symbolizes the part of you that doesn’t want to go jogging, that prefers staying at home with chocolate and pizza and is just generally lazy. German feeling life health
Egyszer volt budán kutyavásár Literal: "there was a dog-market in Buda only once"; translates to essentially a once in a lifetime opportunity Hungarian life fate exciting
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Serendipity The development of events by chance that result in a beneficial way Tamil event beauty life
Seigneur-terrasse Someone who spends time, but not money, at a café French funny life
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
Sud’ba (судьба). Fate, destiny, fortune Russian fate change life
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive

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