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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Fuchsteufelswütend Literal: 'Fox devil angry'; steaming with rage German adverse stress emotion
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Feierabend End of the work day German event
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Rückkehhrunruhe The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness. German awareness time
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Beschaulich Quiet, pensive; living a simple life; pleasantly contemplative, unhurried in a fashion that inspires mental well-being. German positive
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse
Putzfimmel Adjective for someone who is obsessed with cleaning German habits
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Drachenfutter A gift to your significant other as a form of apology German love feeling
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Sitzfleisch Having "Sitzfleisch": being persistent enough to complete a tough or big task German strength growth
Pantoffelheld Literally "slipper hero"; A man who may act tough in front of his friends but can’t stand up for himself against his wife German family interaction
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Altschmerz Weariness with the same old issues that you've always had - the same boring flaws and anxieties that you've been gnawing for years. German adverse growth attribute
Sturmfrei Having the house or flat to oneself German event

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