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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Tsuji-giri To try out a new sword on a passer-by Japanese action violence
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Buksvåger Literally means "abdomen brothers-in-law"; used for two men who have slept with the same woman Swedish physical
Ubuntu A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Zulu beauty character awareness
Kolay gelsin "may it come easy for you"; said to those who are busy Turkish interaction connection
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
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
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
Tüddelig Sweet, elderly, and senile German character
Tôpäj (төпәй) Interjection that is used to forewarn a child of falling Bashkir action
Commuovere "Heartwarming,” but specifically refers to a story that moved you to tears Italian beauty interaction emotion
Półtora Specific word for one and a half of something Polish measurement
Ninot A ninot is a figure with human representation. In a conversation, it means a person without personality. Valencian attribute
Aeipathy A continued passion; an unyielding disease English persistence
Sisu Extraordinary determination in the fact of adversity Finnish growth strength
Charmolypi "Joy-making sorrow". A mixed feeling of happiness while being sad. Greek happiness adverse philosophy
Rabharta A spring tide Irish nature
Feierabend End of the work day German event
Neko-neko Someone that has a novel idea that only makes things worse Indonesian funny creative
İmece The gathering of many people and doing the work of one person Turkish community
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek awareness
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Döşek Anything that you can use when you are laying down or sleeping Turkish physical

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