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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Stushevatsya To fade into the background Russian action
Dhurna Extorting payment from someone by sitting at their front door and staying there until you get paid Hindi action persistence
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
Zugzwang To be forced to make a move even though it will likely to be at your disadvantage German action interaction philosophy
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny 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
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
Załatwić To make something which is very complicated somehow simpler in an entrepreneurial and cheeky way Polish creative action
Beau geste A gesture noble in its nature or intention but ultimately meaningless in substance French action
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action sress
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
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Tôpäj (төпәй) Interjection that is used to forewarn a child of falling Bashkir action
Ngaobera A slight inflammation of the throat caused by screaming too much Pascuense adverse action health
Chantepleurer Singng and crying simultaneously French action



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