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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Débrouillardise Quality of someone who is resourceful and lives with the ability to creatively improvise; someone who can make do and solve problems without much French creative
Ukiyo The floating world - living in the moment, detached from the bothers of life Japanese creative visual art
Chindogu A person seemingly inventing ingenious everyday gadgets that seem like an ideal solution to a particular problem, but are in fact nothing more than a useless gag Japanese creative funny
Qiang jingtou The fight by a cameraman to get a better vantage point Chinese creative art visual
Neko-neko Someone that has a novel idea that only makes things worse Indonesian funny creative
Débrouille May be synonymous with resourceful, but it is more of a way of living by making do with little and improvising with what you have French creative
Załatwić To make something which is very complicated somehow simpler in an entrepreneurial and cheeky way Polish creative action



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