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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Wei-wu-wei "Action without action" or effortless doing; conscious non-action; the deliberate and principled decision to do nothing for a reason. Chinese action life
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Estrenar The experience of wearing something for the first time Spanish life
Livsnjutare Someone who loves life deeply Swedish love life beauty
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Seigneur-terrasse Someone who spends time, but not money, at a café French funny life
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Sud’ba (судьба). Fate, destiny, fortune Russian fate change life
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive
Levensgenieter Someone who loves life deeply; is devoted Dutch life happiness positive
Prozvonit To call a mobile phone and let it ring once so that the other person will call back, saving the first caller money. Czech life funny event
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Anecdoche A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. English friends life
Onsay Pretend to love Boro life
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
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
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life

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