Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Lha’i rnal ‘byor (ལྷའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར) Deity meditation/yoga; an advanced practice in which one visualises interacting with, or ‘accomplishing’ (i.e., being), a deity. Tibetan awareness physical
Morgenfrisk Feeling rested after a good night's sleep Danish health physical
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel physical
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Buksvåger Literally means "abdomen brothers-in-law"; used for two men who have slept with the same woman Swedish physical
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
Kucir A tuft of hair left to grow on top of an otherwise bald head Indonesian physical change
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Cúbóg A collection of Easter eggs Irish physical
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Yoisho A word without meaning, said when flopping into a chair after a hard day at work or lifting a heavy bag. Japanese event physical work
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian physical
Vozdukh (Воздух) "Air" but also "the stack of spirit". To breathe in is to "take the spirit inside". Russian beauty physical
Volta During certain hours of the early evening, around dusk, everyone in the town who might feel like going for a walk takes a saunter or stroll up and down the main street Greek time physical nature
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
L'appel du vide Describes the instinctive urge to jump from high places French habits physical




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