Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Qì zhì (氣质) Quality of character, disposition, style, charm, attractiveness, magnetism. Chinese attribute positive
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Pretoogjes Lit. 'fun eyes'; the twinkling eyes of someone engaging in benign mischief or fun. Dutch attribute phsyical
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Saper vivere The ability to handle people and situations with charm, diplomacy and verve; cf. savior faire (French). Italian friends attribute
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
Overskud Extra/excess energy; do have sufficient resources to do something; profit (in an economic context). Danish attribute
Manja Childlike behaviour by women designed to elicit sympathy or pampering by men Malay attribute
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute
Bimyou Not bad, or "meh" Japanese attribute
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute
Lepos Charm, grace, wit, elegance, allure. Latin positive attribute
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
Kos Cosiness, warmth, intimacy; kose as a verb; koselig as an adjective. Norwegian attribute
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute
tuḷir (துளிர்) Technically "a baby leaf", but it specifcally means a freshness tenderness, delicateness Tamil attribute beauty
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Kæk Spirited, bold, cheeky, cocky. Danish attribute




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