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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty
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
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
Lepos Charm, grace, wit, elegance, allure. Latin positive attribute
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character 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
Kæk Spirited, bold, cheeky, cocky. Danish attribute
Overskud Extra/excess energy; do have sufficient resources to do something; profit (in an economic context). Danish attribute
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Ninot A ninot is a figure with human representation. In a conversation, it means a person without personality. Valencian attribute
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute
tuḷir (துளிர்) Technically "a baby leaf", but it specifcally means a freshness tenderness, delicateness Tamil attribute beauty
Pochemuchka A person who asks a lot of questions Russian friends attribute habits



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