Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse
Załatwić To make something which is very complicated somehow simpler in an entrepreneurial and cheeky way Polish creative action
Stushevatsya To fade into the background Russian action
Fensterln To visit a girl who you fancy either by coming to her window or climbing through it to see her German love action persistence
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Ripsaspis (ρίψασπις) Literal: "the one that throws down his shield"; the one that gives in with dismay Greek action
Chantepleurer Singng and crying simultaneously French action
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Nedoperepitj (недоперепить) To drink more than one should have, but less than one would have wanted. To fail to drink too much. Russian funny action
Hoppilandkalle Guy who jumps to dry land to moor a boat Swedish action
Dhurna Extorting payment from someone by sitting at their front door and staying there until you get paid Hindi action persistence
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
Tulak ng bibig, kabig ng dibdib. Pretending to dislike something, when it reality you actually like it. Literal translation, "push of the mouth, pull (drawing closer to self) of the chest". Tagalog action
Ghalidan Rolling from side to side as lovers do Tamil love action connection
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
Apapachar Pamper a person especially when she or he is sad Spanish action
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action society
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Harkla The little coughing noise one makes, often before giving a speech or dislodging a piece of cinnamon bun from their throat Swedish action
Zugzwang To be forced to make a move even though it will likely to be at your disadvantage German action interaction philosophy
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action



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