Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Guddle To fish using the hands, by searching under stones at a river bank Scottish action nature
Kombinować to conspire/try to resolve a problem with unusual methods or through connections Polish creative action
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Mencomot Stealing things of small value, mostly for fun rather than out of necessity. Indonesian action funny
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Kweesten Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
Gongoozler A person who enjoys watching activity on the canals of the United Kingdom. The term is also used more generally to describe those who harbour an interest in canals and canal life, but do not actively participate. English action nature
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
Bababa ba? Is it going down? (In the context of an elevator) Tagalog action
Madrugarse To stay up until the wee hours of the morning Spanish time action
Apapachar Pamper a person especially when she or he is sad Spanish action
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Ripsaspis (ρίψασπις) Literal: "the one that throws down his shield"; the one that gives in with dismay Greek action
Extrawurst Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
Tôpäj (төпәй) Interjection that is used to forewarn a child of falling Bashkir action
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
Ghalidan Rolling from side to side as lovers do Persian love action connection
Tsuji-giri To try out a new sword on a passer-by Japanese action violence
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Dhurna Extorting payment from someone by sitting at their front door and staying there until you get paid Hindi action persistence
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action




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