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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
Qualunquismo Political apathy; people who really don’t care very much about politics and related issues in society Italian society
Ômä (өмә) Collective helping Bashkir society positive
Formacja A state of mind and its own culture of a generation Polish society change
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Philoxenia (Φιλοξενία) Love of strangers, guests; a hospitable act of welcome. Greek society
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Sortable adj. Someone you can take out without fear of being embarrassed, usually used to refer to friends or family members. e.g. "Elle n'est pas sortable." French friends interaction society
Hikikomori When a young person who is obsessed with TV, video games, and the internet, withdraws from society Japanese habits society
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Nekama A man who pretends to be a woman on the internet Japanese society
Être dépaysé To be in an environment you're not used to French change society awareness
Guān xì (關係) Cultivating relationships; reciprocal connections; networking; social karma. Chinese society friends
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action society
Mambo Someone that still lives with their mother Swedish family persistence society
Arlésienne Used to describe people who are at the centre of a conversation/situation/problem but can’t be found anywhere French society interaction
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Taraadin A happy solution for everyone Arabic happiness society
Greng-jai The feeling of not wanting to impose Thai feeling society
Avspasere To take a day (or more) off from work (e.g., because one has previously worked overtime and has built up credit). Norwegian society time
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
Ta'arof (تعارف) The complicated set of niceties and social rules to be observed as a form of good manners and proper etiquette Persian society interaction



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