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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
Serendipity The development of events by chance that result in a beneficial way Tamil event beauty life
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
L’chaim (לְחַיִּים) Lit. ‘to life’. Hebrew 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
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
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life
On (恩) A feeling of moral indebtedness, relating to a favour or blessing given by others. Japanese life
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
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
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Sud’ba (судьба). Fate, destiny, fortune Russian fate change life
Sphallolalia Flirtacious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
Onsay Pretend to love Boro life
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
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
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
Jugaad (जुगाड) the ability to 'make do' or 'get by'. Hindi life
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute

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