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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Vypendrivatsja (выпендриваться) To behave in a way that makes one look more important or special than one is, to ride the high horse, to show off Russian character society
Greng-jai The feeling of not wanting to impose Thai feeling society
Mambo Someone that still lives with their mother Swedish family persistence society
Guān xì (關係) Cultivating relationships; reciprocal connections; networking; social karma. Chinese society friends
Han Sorrow, regret, grief, resentment, "a dull ache of the soul", yet passive and not revenge seeking; waiting for the injustice to be righted Korean society persistence adverse
Linslus Someone who always wants to have their face in a photo. Literal translation: "lens louse" Swedish society
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
Être dépaysé To be in an environment you're not used to French change society awareness
inssa Short word of insider = trendy people who catch up with the trends Korean society
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Philoxenia (Φιλοξενία) Love of strangers, guests; a hospitable act of welcome. Greek society
Dugnad Communal work in a gathering for mutually accomplishing a task (ex: a knitting bee) Norwegian work society connection
Eomchina Contraction of the phrase "Mom's friend's son". Academically successful (and possibly wealthy) male student who is the target of envy among others Korean family society work
Taraadin A happy solution for everyone Arabic happiness society
Gezelligheid Coziness, fun, the general togetherness that gives people a warm feeling. Dutch friends society positive
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Nito-onna A woman so dedicated to her career that she has no time to iron blouses, so dresses only in knitted tops. Japanese society work
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action society
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Qualunquismo Political apathy; people who really don’t care very much about politics and related issues in society Italian society
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Schadenfreude To be happy when things go wrong for someone else German adverse society
Hikikomori Reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement Japanese society
Épater les bourgeois To shock the middle classes French society surprise extreme



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