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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Raspafiestas An adjective to describe a person who doesn't go until the party is over. Spanish habits attribute friends
Friolero Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feel cold. Spanish attribute friends
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
Kæk Spirited, bold, cheeky, cocky. Danish 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
Lepos Charm, grace, wit, elegance, allure. Latin positive attribute
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Shibui Old school cool Japanese 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
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
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
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
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
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute

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