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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
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
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
On (恩) A feeling of moral indebtedness, relating to a favour or blessing given by others. Japanese life
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
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
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Jugaad (जुगाड) the ability to 'make do' or 'get by'. Hindi life
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny 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
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
Anecdoche A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. English friends life
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
L’chaim (לְחַיִּים) Lit. ‘to life’. Hebrew life
Onsay Pretend to love Boro life
Estrenar The experience of wearing something for the first time Spanish life
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute 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
Livsnjutare Someone who loves life deeply Swedish love life beauty

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