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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Stushevatsya To fade into the background Russian action
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action sress
Tôpäj (төпәй) Interjection that is used to forewarn a child of falling Bashkir 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
Beau geste A gesture noble in its nature or intention but ultimately meaningless in substance French action
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
Chantepleurer Singng and crying simultaneously French action
Dhurna Extorting payment from someone by sitting at their front door and staying there until you get paid Hindi action persistence
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Zugzwang To be forced to make a move even though it will likely to be at your disadvantage German action interaction philosophy
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Ripsaspis (ρίψασπις) Literal: "the one that throws down his shield"; the one that gives in with dismay Greek action
Rauxa Sudden determination or action; rapture Catalan action strength
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
Wei-wu-wei "Action without action" or effortless doing; conscious non-action; the deliberate and principled decision to do nothing for a reason. Chinese action life
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action society
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
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
Hoppilandkalle Guy who jumps to dry land to moor a boat Swedish action
Załatwić To make something which is very complicated somehow simpler in an entrepreneurial and cheeky way Polish creative action



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