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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Jootha Food eaten by someone and left in the plate Hindi food
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Odnoliub Someone who has only one love in his or her life; someone who is capable of loving only one at a time Russian love fate
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Mauri ora The essence that animates humans Nogay character
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Resol That kind of sun light, non direct, when the sun is covered by clouds that still hurts the eyes. Mallorquín nature
Chingada An imaginary, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
Naz The pride that comes from knowing that you are loved no matter what you do Urdu love strength positive
Tokka A large herd of reindeer Finnish nature
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Fuubutsushi The things – feelings, scents, images – that evoke memories or anticipation for a particular season. Japanese time
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Chutzpah Insolence, cheek, audacity. Commonly used to describe someone when they have crossed the line of acceptable behavior Yiddish extreme
Fernweh To have a yearning to see distant places German travel thinking
Eunoirophrenia The peace of mind that comes with having pleasant dreams. Greek feeling positive
Tatemae & Honne The contrast between a person's feelings and desires (honne) versus the behavior and opinions one displays in public (tatemae) Japanese feeling reflection character
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Consuegro Father in law of your son Spanish family
Tizita (ትዝታ) A bittersweet remembrance and longing for a time, person, thing gone by. Amharic time thinking
Faamiti The sound made by sucking air past the lips in order to gain the attention of a dog or child Samoan sound
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Parea A group of friends who regularly gather together to share their experiences about life, their philosophies, values and ideas. Greek friends philosophical
Sitzfleisch Having "Sitzfleisch": being persistent enough to complete a tough or big task German strength growth
Seny Common sense, is a form of ancestral Catalan wisdom or sensibleness. It involves well-pondered perception of situations, level-headedness, awareness, integrity, and right action Catalan positive character
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food

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