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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Pretoogjes Lit. 'fun eyes'; the twinkling eyes of someone engaging in benign mischief or fun. Dutch attribute phsyical
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character attribute
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Ninot A ninot is a figure with human representation. In a conversation, it means a person without personality. Valencian attribute
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Friolero Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feel cold. Spanish attribute friends
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Pochemuchka A person who asks a lot of questions Russian friends attribute habits
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
tuḷir (துளிர்) Technically "a baby leaf", but it specifcally means a freshness tenderness, delicateness Tamil attribute beauty
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Siwon Usually meanng cool or cold, but when used in the context of dining, means the taste which achieves the ideal umami such that the food feels cool Korean food attribute
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute

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