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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Manja Childlike behaviour by women designed to elicit sympathy or pampering by men Malay attribute
Kæk Spirited, bold, cheeky, cocky. Danish attribute
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Kos Cosiness, warmth, intimacy; kose as a verb; koselig as an adjective. Norwegian attribute
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
Ninot A ninot is a figure with human representation. In a conversation, it means a person without personality. Valencian attribute
tuḷir (துளிர்) Technically "a baby leaf", but it specifcally means a freshness tenderness, delicateness Tamil attribute beauty
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Saper vivere The ability to handle people and situations with charm, diplomacy and verve; cf. savior faire (French). Italian friends attribute
Kafkaesque Having bizarre of illogical quality English attribute
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Friolero Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feel cold. Spanish attribute friends
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Ser/Estar The verb 'to be' is two different verbs in Spanish. Ser is 'what you are' and estar is 'how you are/where you are' Spanish attribute
Qì zhì (氣质) Quality of character, disposition, style, charm, attractiveness, magnetism. Chinese attribute positive
Bimyou Not bad, or "meh" Japanese attribute
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute
Shibui Old school cool Japanese attribute



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