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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy 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
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Onsay Pretend to love Boro life
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
On (恩) A feeling of moral indebtedness, relating to a favour or blessing given by others. Japanese life
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
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
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Seigneur-terrasse Someone who spends time, but not money, at a café French funny 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
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Sud’ba (судьба). Fate, destiny, fortune Russian fate change life
Serendipity The development of events by chance that result in a beneficial way Tamil event beauty life
Estrenar The experience of wearing something for the first time Spanish life
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
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

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