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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Arlésienne Used to describe people who are at the centre of a conversation/situation/problem but can’t be found anywhere French society interaction
Tartle The act of hesitating while introducing someone because you've forgotten their name Scottish funny event friends
Stushevatsya To fade into the background Russian action
Gökotta To rise at dawn in order to go out and listen to the birds sing Swedish nature beauty
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Sokaiya A man with a few shares in several companies who extorts money by threatening to come to the shareholders' meetings and cause trouble Japanese adverse
Nehrotit to Literal: “Not to make X into a sharp point"; a choice not to stress about something Czech stress happiness
kaṟpu (கற்பு) Determination to chastity, even in the face of adversity Tamil strength
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Fuubutsushi The things – feelings, scents, images – that evoke memories or anticipation for a particular season. Japanese time
Sisu Extraordinary determination in the fact of adversity Finnish growth strength
Xiao xiao The whistling and pattering of rain or wind Chinese nature beauty sound
Erkelmek Teasing someone with repeating what they say Nogay interaction funny
Ngaobera A slight inflammation of the throat caused by screaming too much Pascuense adverse action health
(يقبرني) Ya'aburnee A declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person because of how difficult it would be to live without them. Arabic love connection fate
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Duende The mysterious power of art to deeply move a person Spanish art feeling emotion
Putzfimmel Adjective for someone who is obsessed with cleaning German habits
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action sress
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute
L'appel du vide Describes the instinctive urge to jump from high places French habits physical
Merak A feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. It is the pursuit of small, daily pleasures that all add up to a great sense of happiness and fulfillment. Serbian positive growth
Nito-onna A woman so dedicated to her career that she has no time to iron blouses, so dresses only in knitted tops. Japanese society work
Kertek The sound of dry leaves or twigs being trodden underfoot Malay sound nature
Consuegro Father in law of your son Spanish family
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action

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