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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Ripsaspis (ρίψασπις) Literal: "the one that throws down his shield"; the one that gives in with dismay Greek action
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Hoppilandkalle Guy who jumps to dry land to moor a boat Swedish action
Rauxa Sudden determination or action; rapture Catalan action strength
Beau geste A gesture noble in its nature or intention but ultimately meaningless in substance French action
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Zugzwang To be forced to make a move even though it will likely to be at your disadvantage German action interaction philosophy
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action sress
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
Stushevatsya To fade into the background Russian action
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action society
Harkla The little coughing noise one makes, often before giving a speech or dislodging a piece of cinnamon bun from their throat Swedish action
Apapachar Pamper a person especially when she or he is sad Spanish action
Ngaobera A slight inflammation of the throat caused by screaming too much Pascuense adverse action health
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Tôpäj (төпәй) Interjection that is used to forewarn a child of falling Bashkir action
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse



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