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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Pochemuchka A person who asks a lot of questions Russian friends attribute habits
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
tuḷir (துளிர்) Technically "a baby leaf", but it specifcally means a freshness tenderness, delicateness Tamil attribute beauty
Raspafiestas An adjective to describe a person who doesn't go until the party is over. Spanish habits attribute friends
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character attribute
Pretoogjes Lit. 'fun eyes'; the twinkling eyes of someone engaging in benign mischief or fun. Dutch attribute phsyical
Shibui Old school cool Japanese 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
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action 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
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
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Kæk Spirited, bold, cheeky, cocky. Danish attribute

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