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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Konfliktfähigkeit the ability to manage interpersonal conflict constructivly, without becoming personally involved. German growth
Spannungsbogen A sequence of events which build up suspense and/or tension German event exciting
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Mitonner Cooking with passion German food love beauty
Fisselig Being flustered to the point of incompetence German stress
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
Spätzünder A person who needs a long time to understands sth/ so who makes belated progress of personal development German adverse
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Drachenfutter A gift to your significant other as a form of apology German love feeling
Treppenwitz Literal: "staircase joke", because the witty retort usually hits you in the stairwell on your way out German funny
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Beschaulich Quiet, pensive; living a simple life; pleasantly contemplative, unhurried in a fashion that inspires mental well-being. German positive
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Sehnsucht Thoughts and feelings about all facets of life that are unfinished or imperfect, paired with a yearning for ideal alternative experiences. German philosophy reflection
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Sitzfleisch Having "Sitzfleisch": being persistent enough to complete a tough or big task German strength growth
Schwärmerei Excessive or extreme enthusiasm or sentimentality. German happiness
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music
Innerer Schweinehund Literal: 'Inner pig dog'; the lazy voice in your head. It symbolizes the part of you that doesn’t want to go jogging, that prefers staying at home with chocolate and pizza and is just generally lazy. German feeling life health
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute



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