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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Pretoogjes Lit. 'fun eyes'; the twinkling eyes of someone engaging in benign mischief or fun. Dutch attribute phsyical
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
Lepos Charm, grace, wit, elegance, allure. Latin positive attribute
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Kæk Spirited, bold, cheeky, cocky. Danish attribute
Saper vivere The ability to handle people and situations with charm, diplomacy and verve; cf. savior faire (French). Italian friends attribute
Manja Childlike behaviour by women designed to elicit sympathy or pampering by men Malay attribute
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Bimyou Not bad, or "meh" Japanese attribute
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Overskud Extra/excess energy; do have sufficient resources to do something; profit (in an economic context). Danish attribute
tuḷir (துளிர்) Technically "a baby leaf", but it specifcally means a freshness tenderness, delicateness Tamil attribute beauty
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character 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
Kafkaesque Having bizarre of illogical quality English attribute
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute

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