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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Zugzwang To be forced to make a move even though it will likely to be at your disadvantage German action interaction philosophy
Kopfkino Imagining scenarios vividly ("head cinema") German thinking visual
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Shadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
Fernweh To have a yearning to see distant places German travel thinking
Waldeinsamkeit The feeling of solitude in the woods German nature beauty
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Sitzfleisch Having "Sitzfleisch": being persistent enough to complete a tough or big task German strength growth
Fahrvergnügen The love of simply driving German adventure happiness
Drachenfutter A gift to your significant other as a form of apology German love feeling
Schnappsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creativity
Spätzünder A person who needs a long time to understands sth/ so who makes belated progress of personal development German adverse
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Mauerbauertraurigkeit The unexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who really like you. German friends habits
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Abendrot The colour of the sky when the sun is setting German nature beauty
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
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music

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