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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
Levensgenieter Someone who loves life deeply; is devoted Dutch life happiness positive
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
Jugaad (जुगाड) the ability to 'make do' or 'get by'. Hindi life
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness 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
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Anecdoche A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. English friends life
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
On (恩) A feeling of moral indebtedness, relating to a favour or blessing given by others. Japanese life
Sud’ba (судьба). Fate, destiny, fortune Russian fate change life
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
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
Estrenar The experience of wearing something for the first time Spanish 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
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Onsay Pretend to love Boro life
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress



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