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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny 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
Mencolek The trick when you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them Indonesian funny friends action
Dhurna Extorting payment from someone by sitting at their front door and staying there until you get paid Hindi action persistence
Chantepleurer Singng and crying simultaneously French action
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
Załatwić To make something which is very complicated somehow simpler in an entrepreneurial and cheeky way Polish creative action
Ngaobera A slight inflammation of the throat caused by screaming too much Pascuense adverse action health
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action sress
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Hoppilandkalle Guy who jumps to dry land to moor a boat Swedish 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
Voetstoots A sale where the thing is sold as is or with all its faults without any guarantees Afrikaans action
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Ghalidan Rolling from side to side as lovers do Tamil love action connection
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Mencomot Stealing things of small value, mostly for fun rather than out of necessity. Indonesian action funny
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action



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