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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute
Pochemuchka A person who asks a lot of questions Russian friends attribute habits
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
Shibui Old school cool Japanese attribute
Bimyou Not bad, or "meh" Japanese attribute
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food 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
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
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Saper vivere The ability to handle people and situations with charm, diplomacy and verve; cf. savior faire (French). Italian friends attribute
Kafkaesque Having bizarre of illogical quality English 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
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement
tuḷir (துளிர்) Technically "a baby leaf", but it specifcally means a freshness tenderness, delicateness Tamil attribute beauty
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
Kos Cosiness, warmth, intimacy; kose as a verb; koselig as an adjective. Norwegian attribute
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
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



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