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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute
Pretoogjes Lit. 'fun eyes'; the twinkling eyes of someone engaging in benign mischief or fun. Dutch attribute phsyical
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Friolero Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feel cold. Spanish attribute friends
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
tuḷir (துளிர்) Technically "a baby leaf", but it specifcally means a freshness tenderness, delicateness Tamil attribute beauty
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Raspafiestas An adjective to describe a person who doesn't go until the party is over. Spanish habits attribute friends
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Ninot A ninot is a figure with human representation. In a conversation, it means a person without personality. Valencian attribute
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute
Kos Cosiness, warmth, intimacy; kose as a verb; koselig as an adjective. Norwegian 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
Saper vivere The ability to handle people and situations with charm, diplomacy and verve; cf. savior faire (French). Italian friends attribute
Bimyou Not bad, or "meh" Japanese attribute
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Pochemuchka A person who asks a lot of questions Russian friends attribute habits
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute

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