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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Raspafiestas An adjective to describe a person who doesn't go until the party is over. Spanish habits attribute friends
Saper vivere The ability to handle people and situations with charm, diplomacy and verve; cf. savior faire (French). Italian friends attribute
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty
Lepos Charm, grace, wit, elegance, allure. Latin positive attribute
Altschmerz Weariness with the same old issues that you've always had - the same boring flaws and anxieties that you've been gnawing for years. German adverse growth attribute
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Qì zhì (氣质) Quality of character, disposition, style, charm, attractiveness, magnetism. Chinese attribute positive
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute
Overskud Extra/excess energy; do have sufficient resources to do something; profit (in an economic context). Danish attribute
Kafkaesque Having bizarre of illogical quality English attribute
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute
Kos Cosiness, warmth, intimacy; kose as a verb; koselig as an adjective. Norwegian attribute
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Pochemuchka A person who asks a lot of questions Russian friends attribute habits
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth

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