Romjul

Romjul |ˈrɒmjul| noun • Norwegian the period between Christmas and New Year's. The week between Christmas and New Year's often feels like a strange sort of limbo. Some people are still on vacation, while others are forced into a brief stint back at work sandwiched between two mini-vacations; you might be subsisting entirely on leftover …

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Besinnlich

besinnlich |ˌbɛˈzɪnlɪç|adjective • German reflective, contemplative, tranquil. It's so easy to get caught up in the rush of life. It's tempting to fret about the little things, particularly as the holiday season approaches at full pelt — down-to-the-minute travel plans, scrambling to wrap up business at work in preparation for the end of the year, …

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Taivaanrannanmaalari

taivaanrannanmaalari noun • Finnish a person who constantly dreams of impossible things; literally, "horizon painter". Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said: "one can't believe impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed …

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Merak

мерак |merak| noun • Serbian enjoyment of the simple things in life; the feeling of bliss and sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. the ultimate, irrepressible desire of an individual. Happiness is underrated. It's a feeling everyone enjoys, certainly, and one that we are wont to spend our …

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