Category Archives: Inspirations

Genki (Japanese, adj.)

Genki (元気) (Japanese, adj.) being healthy, energetic, and full of life #PositiveLexicography 📷 Sunset, Anderson Inlet

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Samir (سامر) (Persian, n.)

Samir (سامر) (Persian, n.) /sæˈmiːr/ One who converses at night, especially by moonlight “entertaining companion” #PositiveLexicography 📷 after the super moon

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Jugaad (Hindi, n.)

Jugaad (जुगाड़) (Hindi, n.) / dʒu:ˈɡɑːd / a Hindi term meaning the ability to get by. A flexible approach to problem-solving that uses limited resources in an innovative way. Roughly translated, Jugaad is a non-conventional, frugal innovation, often termed as … Continue reading

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Glisk (Scottish, n.)

Glisk (Scottish, n.): /ˈglisk / Sunlight glimpsed through a break in the clouds; a fleeting glance at a glittering sight; a brief glow of warmth from a fire that’s burned low; a sudden flash of hope in the heart. #PositiveLexicography … Continue reading

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Mеrак (Serbian, n.)

Mеrак (мѐра̄к) (Serbian, n.): /məˈrak/ Pleasure derived from simple joys. Enjoyment of the simple things in life. #PositiveLexicography 📷 Home-grown strawberries

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Sobremesa (Spanish, n.)

Sobremesa (Spanish, n.) When the food is gone but the conversation is still flowing. Sobremesa is the Spanish tradition of relaxing at the table after a heavy meal. It begins after dessert is served, and typically lasts between half an … Continue reading

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Waldeinsamskeit (German, n.)

Waldeinsamskeit (German, n.) A mysterious feeling of solitude in the woods, usually a sublime or spiritual one. Wald (“wood”) and Einsamkeit (“loneliness”). #PositiveLexicography 📷 Redwood Forest – Cement Creek

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Schnapsidee (German)

Schnapsidee (German, n.) An ingenious plan hatched while drunk. A crazy idea. lit. a “booze idea” – a really daft idea you had while you were drunk, or more commonly, a really daft idea that might as well have been … Continue reading

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Fargin (Yiddish)

Fargin (פארגין)(Yiddish, v.) To glow with pride at the success of others #PositiveLexicography 📷 Melbourne Marathon, 2019

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Gökotta (Swedish, n.)

Gökotta (Swedish, n.) /yo-kOt-ah/ Waking up early to hear the first birds sing lit. early cuckoo morning #PositiveLexicography 📷 Bass Strait

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