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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French 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
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute
Shibui Old school cool Japanese attribute
tuḷir (துளிர்) Technically "a baby leaf", but it specifcally means a freshness tenderness, delicateness Tamil attribute beauty
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Friolero Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feel cold. Spanish attribute friends
Pretoogjes Lit. 'fun eyes'; the twinkling eyes of someone engaging in benign mischief or fun. Dutch attribute phsyical
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character attribute
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute
Pochemuchka A person who asks a lot of questions Russian friends attribute habits
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
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute
Lepos Charm, grace, wit, elegance, allure. Latin positive attribute
Kæk Spirited, bold, cheeky, cocky. Danish attribute
Bimyou Not bad, or "meh" Japanese attribute
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Saper vivere The ability to handle people and situations with charm, diplomacy and verve; cf. savior faire (French). Italian friends attribute

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