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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Załatwić To make something which is very complicated somehow simpler in an entrepreneurial and cheeky way Polish creative action
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Ngaobera A slight inflammation of the throat caused by screaming too much Pascuense adverse action health
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Ghalidan Rolling from side to side as lovers do Tamil love action connection
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound 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
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Ripsaspis (ρίψασπις) Literal: "the one that throws down his shield"; the one that gives in with dismay Greek 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
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
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
Tôpäj (төпәй) Interjection that is used to forewarn a child of falling Bashkir action
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action sress
Chantepleurer Singng and crying simultaneously French action
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Apapachar Pamper a person especially when she or he is sad Spanish 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
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



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